The lives of two teen girls, 16-year-old Bobbie Sartain and 15-year-old Raquel Gerstel, came to a tragic end early Sunday morning.
Their bodies were found shot to death on the side of a road in Oakland, California, riddled with almost 40 bullets. The mother of one of the girls, Bambi Sartain, is pleading for witnesses to come forth, stating that she has no idea why someone would kill her daughter and her BFF.
The Daily Mail reports:
‘I don’t know why someone would do this to my daughter,’ she told the Mercury News. ‘She had no money, no nothing. She was just a baby.’
‘Anyone who knows of any witnesses, please come forward, even anonymously. I beg of you. I would do anything to get closure.’
The girls, who had been inseparable for years, had turned up at the mobile home of Bobbie’s relative Chuck Briggs in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday.
Mr Briggs told them to go to sleep after Raquel began arguing with someone on her cell phone, according to Mercury News.
‘They mouthed off a little,’ Bambi Sartain told the newspaper. ‘Her uncle told her to leave, and Raquel wanted to leave and Bobbie went with her. ‘They were best friends. She’d do anything out of loyalty.’
The pair reportedly walked to nearby Union 76 gas station on High Street just before 5am.
‘They didn’t say where they (had been) or where they were going’ Ms Sartain said.
The girls had been friends since they were 8 years old. We pray the killer is found and convicted.