GoFundMe set up for Fong’s funeral $18,600 raised so far for woman whose body was recovered in submerged car

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022

By Emily Burleigh

American Press

A GoFundMe account to cover the funeral expenses of Stephany Fong, 32, has been organized by Sylvia Avery and Amanda Keller.

“At this time, we would like to ask the community’s help again — not only for Stephany but her family, Dani and Shelby,” they said on the page.

The GoFundMe goal has been set at $10,000. After 14 hours, more than $18,600 was raised. The funding will be put toward Fong’s funeral expenses. Any excess money will be put aside for her daughter, Dani.

“Stephany was loved by so many people. She will forever be missed,” Avery and Keller said. “Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

On Saturday, Fong was reported missing after leaving the Sulphur bar Wagin Cajun at 5 a.m. that morning. After two days of searching, her body was recovered Monday night from her submerged vehicle in Bayou d’Inde.

According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the investigation is being treated as a homicide as a precaution, but no foul play is suspected.

The coroner’s office is in the process of determining the cause of death.

Donations can be made at https://gf.me/v/c/4g9/funeral-expenses-for-stephany-fong