Byrd and Melanie Billings Funeral: Couple Laid to Rest as Double Murder Investigation Continues … Rest in Peace
Byrd and Melanie Billings, the Florida couple known for their compassion for adopting 13 special needs children will be laid to rest today. The couple was murdered last Thursday in a double homicide, home invasion robbery. Let us not forget in all of the news dominated by the horrific crime against Byrd and Melanie Billings, which these people were inspirations and heroes. The compassion and caring that these two showed in opening their home and hearts to special needs children is never to be forgotten.
Byrd and Melanie Billings, Rest in Peace
Family and friends gathered Thursday night for a visitation for the couple at Liberty Church west of Pensacola. A funeral was set for Friday at the church.
To date, authorities have arrested 8 individuals, seven + one, in the murders of the Florida couple. According to authorities, the safe and several guns were recovered, believed to be the murder weapons.
State Attorney Bill Eddins says investigators located “valuable evidence” including the safe which was stolen from the Billings home during last Thursday’s home invasion murder of Melanie and Byrd Billings. Eddins said several guns were also recovered from various locations, one of which investigators believe is the murder weapon. The evidence is being processed at this time.