WMBD/WYZZ— LeRoy— Leroy residents are in mourning after finding out Jack and Duncan Connolly will never be coming home. The boy's mother, Amy Leichtenberg, is not only surrounded by her community, but by her best friend.
“She has to bury her babies, there is no words to describe that," Brandi Tuley said.
Tuley has been by Amy Leichtenberg's side since her son’s, Jack and Duncan, went missing March 8. Tuley says she is happy with how hard local law enforcement worked on this case.
"They were all wonderful, they kept us informed every step of the way, it’s where the order came,” Tuley said. “Those boys shouldn’t have been allowed to go with him and that’s where the problem lies.”
Jack and Duncan’s teachers and friends from school are getting support as well, Leroy's superintendent brought in counselors Monday morning to help with the grieving process.
"It's difficult to deal with, initially sometimes more difficult for the adults and over time more difficult for the kids, so to have people who are trained who know what to say, how to say it, and often times just how to listen becomes very important," LeRoy Superintendent Gary Tipsord said.
While some residents are angry, others are looking for answers, but one thing everyone agrees on is the lives of Jack and Duncan were taken all too soon.
"The government [and] I think society has to do more to protect children who are put in danger," Jon Pinjolli said.
“It’s very somber today, you know everybody's taking it pretty hard and we're just trying to pull together for their family and our hearts just go out to them, it’s a very sad day today," Chris Zigmant said.
Amy was planning on bringing Jack to "Jack's Cafe" to take a picture by their new sign.
"When it was being built, Jack was really excited, he thought they were making it like it was going to be his restaurant,” Bobbi Sexton-Cline said.
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