Vigil held to mourn 2 children found dead

Friends and family of the Bridgeport man whose children died at their mother's home in East Haven last week held a vigil in support of the father Tuesday evening.

People from across the region have offered condolences to Michael Moore, who lost his 8-year-old son, Daaron, and 6-year-old daughter, Aleisha.

Mourners congregated at McClevy Green, where the children's father thanked supporters in an emotional gathering. The Bridgeport vigil comes after Friday's sizable gathering in East Haven.

"I was at the point where I thought there weren't any more good people out there," Moore said. "And, once again, God has proven me wrong."

A fundraising web page has been organized to Moore pay for the children's funeral.

The children's mother was in the home and was hospitalized after trying to commit suicide, according to police.

No charges have been filed as the investigation continues into how the house came to be filled with gas.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."