COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A week after the death of a Commerce City toddler, friends and family are trying to raise money and awareness about child abuse.
On Saturday afternoon, over fifty people showed up to a Commerce City warehouse to show support for Gabriel Trujillo and his family. Investigators believe Gabriel died as the result of prolonged child abuse while living with his 60-year-old grandmother.
Doris Becky Trujillo remains behind bars charged with her grandson's murder. A state investigation is now active after family members claimed they had reached out to social workers numerous times before the toddler's death.
"The system failed or Gabriel Trujillo would be here today," said one of Gabriel's aunts.
Several motorcycle groups and community activist showed up on Saturday to help raise the $1500 the family says is needed to give Gabriel a proper burial.
"For the type of the situation it is, it makes you feel good to see all these people would normally be fighting they can call come together for him." said Remmy Contrarez when asked about the community's response to Gabriel's death.
A funeral and burial service is set for Monday at 10 a.m. The family is asking for donations to be made to a memorial fund setup under Gabriel Trujillo's name at any Denver area Wells Fargo.