Tamae Hindman poses with her two children in this undated photo provided by the children's father, Jeremiah Hindman. COURTESY OF JEREMIAH HINDMAN
Tamae Hindman poses with her two children in this undated photo provided by the children's father, Jeremiah Hindman. COURTESY OF JEREMIAH HINDMAN

Okinawa homicide victim’s friends raising funds for surviving children

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CHATAN, Okinawa — A friend of the woman who police believe was stabbed to death last month by a Navy corpsman, who then killed himself, has started a GoFundMe campaign for the woman’s two children.

Tamae Hindman, 44, was apparently stabbed to death April 13 in her Chatan apartment by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabriel Olivero, according to Okinawa Prefectural Police. Olivera, 32, of North Carolina and attached to 3rd Marine Division, then fatally stabbed himself.

A self-described close friend of Hindman’s, Alan Joseph III, on April 24 launched a campaign with Matthew Smuckler, another close friend, on the GoFundMe website to raise money for the children Hindman left behind, a boy, 10, and a girl, 7.

One of Hindman’s children was present during the incident and called a relative, who called police, according to previous reports. Police on Okinawa are still investigating.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.579007

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