2 fundraisers set for slain Pasco woman’s family

Two fundraisers have been planned by community members wanting to help the family of a pregnant Pasco woman who was stabbed to death and had her unborn baby cut from her womb.

A bake sale and car wash is from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot for Dairy Queen and Schuck’s on Jadwin Avenue in Richland.

Shilo Inn has also donated a package for two that includes a one-night stay, golf and breakfast. The hotel package will be auctioned off for $1 donations.

Organizer Eva Maggard of Richland said all of the proceeds will go to help Araceli Camacho Gomez’s family.Another fundraiser is planned July 19 at King City lounge on Hillsboro Road in Pasco.

Raul Cantu, a Kennewick disc jockey with Tejano Express, said he’ll be spinning Tex-Mex music from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. It’s 21 and older and there’s a $5 cover charge, but all proceeds will be donated to the Pasco family.

Cantu also plans to seek donations from the community for door prizes, he said.

For more information, contact Cantu at 509-205-0404.

An account also was opened at American West Bank. Donations can be made at any branch to the Gomez Benevolent Account, or mailed to 3945 W. Court St., Pasco, 99301.

Camacho Gomez, 27, was found dead in Columbia Park early June 28, a couple of hours after her infant son was found with Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong.

The baby was flown to Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane where he has been in critical condition.

Sisouvanh Synhavong, 23, of Kennewick, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder and is expected to be arraigned today in Benton County Superior Court.

Camacho Gomez is survived by her husband, Juan Campos-Gomez, a 10-year-old son, a 2-year-old daughter and the baby.