Tallahassee, FL -- November 5, 2011
Family members and friends gathered at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate the lives of Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin. People stood in line patiently waiting to enter the funeral of the two people they love. Their bodies laid in a casket in the front of the church, wide open for everyone to see.
Enchanting gospel music led the ceremony as people entered...for some it was too emotional. Nathaniel Gallon, relative of Jermaine Siplin said, "the family is doing the best they can...considering the situation."
Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin died two weeks ago at their home off of Veda Street. That night in late October, neighbors complained about loud noises and called 9-1-1. Officials showed up to find a gruesome scene inside.
Tallahassee police say they believe they were murdered.
That leaves a family without an answer as to what took their loved ones away from them. But, their Reverend says today they are at peace.
Master Prophet, L.E. Cohen said, "through a situation like this you're thinking tragedy, but on top of this the family has received strength and unity."
As Tallahassee police are still investigating this double murder, we will continue to bring you information as it unfolds.
The victims of a double homicide will be laid to rest today at a local Tallahassee Church. Funeral arrangements for Yamada Bell and Jermaine Siplin are set for one o'clock this afternoon at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. The two were found dead by investigators outside a home located on 2703 Veda Street on October 24th. Police say they got the call from a neighbor who heard loud noises coming from the home. We will have more details about the funeral in our later newscasts.