Middleburg helps family after horrific murder, kidnapping | News
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A community is coming together to help the family reeling from a horrific tragedy in Middleburg.
Adam Bell owns Cedar River Seafood in Middleburg on Blanding Boulevard.
When he heard about the crimes that happened at the family's home on Mayflower Street earlier this month, he knew he wanted to help.
"I know anything will help right now, this time of year and so close to the holidays," he said.
Detectives said a mother was killed and her daughter was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by Donald Davidson, a sexual predator with a violent history.
Bell put a box in the front of the restaurant and has been collecting gifts and donations for the family. He's already filled up the box once and said the father was extremely appreciative of the donations.
"They'll be going through this Christmas without their mom and from what I understand, she was the rock of the family. They're going to need all of the love and support from their community they can get," he said.
Bell treated the family to dinner over the weekend. A father himself, he said it was tough to see them in so much pain.
"It was tough watching a broken man try to cater to his kids who just suffered something so horrible. It was definitely a challenge," he said.
Bell plans to keep the box out on the counter of his restaurant through Christmas.
Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the restaurant at 2475 Blanding Blvd. in Middleburg.
The children are 10 and 13-years-old.
The family has also setup a donation account through the Vystar bank on Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg. The account is listed under the name 'William Primo' and the account number is 7505033036.