Suicide victim’s family confronts clothing store manager
PASCO, Wash. — A Pasco family is upset, claiming that a local T-shirt shop is making money off of their son’s death.
Rey Mundo Aranda, a Chiawana High School freshman, was just 16-years-old when he took his life on Friday.
According to his family, they found out that GenX Clothing in Pasco was selling T-shirts with Aranda’s picture on it.
Rumors then started that the store was planning on donating the profits to the Aranda family but they said they were never contacted from the store.
According to family members, this prompted many in the community to go in, buy the shirt in support or even donate extra money.
KAPP-KVEW spoke to the store’s manager Chris Oh on Tuesday.
Oh said that the family came in asking him to make the shirt and that he was not making the shirt to be sold to the general public, but just making it just for the family that ordered it.
On Monday, Aranda’s family went into GenX Clothing to ask that Oh stop selling the shirts and making a profit.
Both Oh and the family have confirmed that GenX Clothing donated $1,000 dollars to the family on Monday.
A family member said this may have all started as a misunderstanding but right now they are focusing on getting through this difficult time and getting ready for Aranda’s funeral.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 14 at St. Patrick’s Parish in Pasco at 11:30 a.m.