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Filipino women dead after home invasion

The family of a woman killed in a home invasion robbery is pleading for the public’s help in capturing her killers.

Irah Sok was shot dead after three men reportedly broke into her Everett, Washington home early on the morning of Aug. 19. She was 30-years-old. 

Yahoo News reported her husband Makara Sok was also hurt, but was able to call 911 at a neighbor’s house. 

“Amazing mother, amazing wife, I love her to death. I wish she still here with me right now,” said Makara to  KIRO 7. “My emotions are everywhere right now. I’m sad. I’m hurt. I don’t know what to do.”

Irah had just opened up her photography studio, a dream of hers, last January. She specialized in taking photos of families, pregnant women and recently born children.

“She is hilarious, you know, She’s very, she has full of life, full of dreams. She’s very kind. She has no like hate in her heart,” said Aileen LaPuz, her cousin to KIRO 7. “I don’t know how to envy another human being for what they have. You know my cousin worked very hard, worked very hard.”

LaPuz said to KIRO 7 they were more like sisters and her family wonders if her successful career made her a target for an attack.

Irah, a native of the Philippines, met her Cambodian American husband at the Boeing Company. They had a son together, who was present during break-in, but was left uninjured.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident and the three suspects have yet to be found. Authorities are currently asking neighbors for CCTV footage to help catch the suspects. 

According to the authorities, the Sok’s home invasion was the latest in a series of break-ins, with three other homes in the area suffering as well. It is yet to be known if the Sok’s home invasion is connected with the other incidents or if the same group is committing these crimes.

“I’m here just to find justice for my wife,” said Makara to KIRO 7. “I’m begging the community to come out and help me catch these people. This is a shameless act. Who think you would wake up and lose your wife.”

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