'Just so tragic': Family, friends say goodbye to murdered Charlotte Uber driver

- Family, friends, and community members came to offer their condolences Monday to the family of murdered Uber driver, Marlo Medina-Chevez.

The funeral for the husband and father of three lasted for about an hour. The turnout was so large that some in attendance were forced to stand, some even escorted to an overflow room.

"The turnout that we're seeing here at the funeral service and even at the home of the family just attests to how much they're loved and really the effect and the impact they've had on the community. They, I know are very thankful for everything the community has done," said Sean Carter, a volunteer for the funeral. 

Medina-Chevez, 44, left for work and never came home. He was reported missing on May 20. Authorities located his body just five days later in Rock Hill, SC. 

"Heartbreak, I mean such senseless violence and it was just so tragic," said Oluseyi Okeleye, a friend of Medina-Chevez's daughter. "He was only doing Uber to provide for his family, to take them on vacations and date nights for his wife. It just seems so unfair."

Two men, Diontray Divan Adams, 24, and James Aaron Stevens, 20, were arrested in Maryland after police say they used Medina-Chevez's credit card. Warrants for murder, kidnapping, and robbery have been filed against the pair in connection with Medina-Chevez's death. 

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Investigators are working to determine a motive in the killing.

 

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