A GoFundMe account has been set up for the woman found murdered in an Eden Prairie hotel room last week.
Samantha Rose Columbus Boshey, 29, was discovered by police at 10:57 a.m. Nov. 2 dead of a gunshot wound to her chest in a hotel room at the Residence Inn, 7780 Flying Cloud Drive.
The Hennepin County Medical’s Examiner’s Office ruled her death a homicide, according to a Nov. 10 press release. No permanent address for Boshey was listed by the medical examiner.
Boshey’s husband, Ryan Charles Rooney, 34, was charged in a Hennepin County District Court criminal complaint with second-degree murder. The two were married in August.
After being arrested, Rooney reportedly told police that he did not know why he shot Boshey. If convicted, Rooney, whose address was listed as the extended-stay hotel, faces up to 40 years in prison.
‘She didn’t deserve this’
As of Tuesday afternoon, the GoFundMe account has raised $845 of its $2,000 goal toward helping “put Samantha ‘Sosa’ Boshey to rest.”
It was set up by Starr Hisgun, who refers to Boshey on the account as her big sister. (Boshey’s full name is listed differently by the medical examiner and the GoFundMe account.)
According to the account, Boshey was a “bright and beautiful indigenous woman” who was never without a smile and was always ready to crack a joke.
She leaves behind three children: Jaxson, Ezrah and Bella.
Boshey was a car enthusiast, known in the Minnesota car community as the owner of a lime green Daytona she called “Buttercup.”
“She was strong, she was a fighter … all the way to her last breath,” the account states. “She didn’t deserve this … her babies don’t deserve to live a life without her.”
Child endangerment charge
Rooney was also charged with child endangerment. Two children, ages 1 and 2, were in the room when police were called to the hotel on Nov. 2 for a welfare check.
According to the criminal complaint, the family stayed at the hotel for about 20 days and were due to check out on Oct. 31
Rooney was first seen by police walking down the stairs with a child from the room’s second level. Officers noticed that Rooney had a gunshot wound under his chin and an exit wound from the top of his head.
While checking the room, officers found another small child in a crib in the main-level bedroom. Police also found suspected methamphetamine.
Boshey was found on the second level, along with a 9mm Ruger LCP handgun.
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