The Murders of Marie Varsos and Debbie Sisco

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we wanted to highlight a story that showed how much is still broken within the system, and what we can work to change. This weeks’ story includes the murder of a woman and her mother as she fought tooth and nail to get away from her abuser.

Research by Haley Gray with Haley Gray Research.

You can find more information about the Family Safety Center at: https://ofs.nashville.gov/family-safety-center/

If you aren’t in the Nashville area and need help finding a similar resource to the Family Safety Center, we can help you find those. You can also call the nationwide Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), you can chat at www.thehotline.org or you can text “START” to 88788. All three of these are 24/7, free, and confidential. There are many other resources on the Domestic Violence Hotline website.

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Sources:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/225658351/deborah-y-sisco?_gl=1*1opnrkq*_ga*MzA1MDI1ODgzLjE2NDAyMjA2OTg.*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*MTY2NTQyMjIxOC44OS4xLjE2NjU0MjIyMzEuMC4wLjA.
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