A West Palm Beach woman is mourning her nephew, who was one of 49 people killed in the Orlando nightclub.
Wendy Pimental almost immediately started crying in a short conversation in which she said the family is not doing well after hearing Oscar Aracena-Montero was killed.
Aracena-Montero, 26, came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was 18, learning English within the first year and getting a job at an Orlando-area McDonalds, Pimental said.
She said he was raised as a Christian, and he was independent. He went to school and had his own car and apartment.
“He was the one to be there every time we needed him,” she said.
The family is leaning on each other for support in the tough time. Others have taken to social media to eulogize Aracena-Montero.