Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of a Twin Cities woman stabbed to death in Champlin this week.
Peachu Yates was found injured and unconscious in the front yard of a home on Thousand Pines Entry Monday night, the Champlin Police Department has said. First responders attempted lifesaving measures, but the 35-year-old mother died at the scene.
Yates was a mother to three children and had gotten married last August. She worked as a customer service representative, according to an online professional profile, and was beloved by those around her.
"When I tell y'all this young woman was a special kind of spirit....she was such a joy," a colleague wrote on Facebook. "Her laugh was infectious, her soul was that of a high-spirited, happy, loving person. ... Her 3 children will suffer the most from this tragedy...please keep them in your thoughts & prayers."
Wrote another: "Such a peaceful, fun n loving soul to be around. may god be wit ur family especially ur kids u left behind…R.I.P til we meet again"
Blessings Box of Champlin, a local effort to provide help to families in need, said it is raising money and collecting donations for Yates' children. That includes snacks, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, gas cards, gift cards and bottled water.
"Peachu has 3 children and a large, beautiful, amazing extended family and friends," Blessings Box wrote. "The family is in total shock and is coming together to spend time together. ... For now, I want to get them these items and to let them know their Champlin community loves them and is supporting them."
The Irondale High School Dance Team also shared a message about Yates, noting one of her children is on the squad.
"The Yates family has been a huge support for IDT and we are asking those in the community to send their prayers and love to this family in their time of need and grievance," the team wrote. "We love you ... and we are here for both you and your family, whatever you may need ❤️"
The team is also planning a memorial event, though the details have not yet been announced.
A 44-year-old man, identified by police as Yates' husband, was arrested in Fargo Tuesday morning. He remains in Clay County Jail and has not been criminally charged as of Wednesday afternoon.
You can also call the Day One Crisis Hotline at 1-866-223-1111.