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Murder victim’s home robbed

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By Kate Darnell

The mother of Bryia Runiewicz said the month after her daughter’s murder has been ‘a living hell.’

Runiewicz, 31, was murdered in her New Lair Road residence on Friday, July 31.

“They lost their whole way of life,” Dora Clair said about her two granddaughters and Runiewicz’s children.

While Clair said the residence, turned murder scene, has been cleared for the family to enter, many of Runiewicz’s possessions have been taken - a result of what Clair claims was four separate robberies.

“I feel like they keep violating her (Runiewicz) over and over,” Clair said.

Clair said a computer, jewelry, clothes, several cameras, fishing equipment and a motorcycle have been taken from Runiewicz’s residence.

The New Lair Road house and property is owned by the Harrison County Board of Education.

“By the time they released it (the house) to us, it had already been robbed,” Clair said. “Do you really think these kids will get any of this stuff back?”

Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton said deputies were at the New Lair Road residence several weeks ago.

“One of the doors was standing open,” Hampton said.

Hampton said all burglary reports have been directed to the Kentucky State Police, who took over the residence soon after Runiewicz was found dead.

For the complete story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.