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Family: 'Craigslist murder' victim was family man

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The family of Daniel Cook Jr., the man murdered while responding to a Craigslist ad last Friday, spoke out for the first time on Tuesday.

Jennifer-Lynn Quinones described her cousin as a hard worker and family man.

Quinones said the 27-year old from Wiliamstown, New Jersey was a father of two small children and was planning a wedding.

She described him as someone who loved cars, and worked as a self-employed mechanic.

The family says right now their focus is on keeping his legacy alive.

"He was just a very compassionate and generous young man and we just want people to know that he wasn't doing anything wrong he was just answering a Craigslist ad," Quinones said.

23-year old Thomas Coffee of Willow Grove, Montgomery County has been charged with Cook's murder.

Police say Coffee lured Cook with the online ad, then shot and robbed him.

A funeral for Cook will take place this Saturday in Gloucester County.

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