Anita Bucki has a grown son and a 1-year-old granddaughter.
Her brother, Cliff Brown says they were the apples of her eye. But taking care of people is what Anita did, even if they weren't family.
"She's the most caring person, has a heart of gold, she'd do anything for anybody, help anybody she possible could," says Cliff.
Cliff says Anita and Mark's marriage was on the rocks, in fact she hadn't lived in their home for a couple weeks. But he says she never gave the rest of the family, who live in the Twin Cities or farther west, any indication Mark was abusive or her life was in danger.
Cliff says he is learning his brother-in-law is not a nice guy, "from what I've heard since I've been here is he's kinda rude, but he was never rude to me, but I didn't live with him."
Cliff says he's hesitant to say anything worse about his brother-in-law because his nephew, Mark and Anita's son, is in a very difficult place. He's just lost his mother and his father is accused of the crime.
Cliff says the family will stick together and take it day by day. He says people have been very kind since the ordeal began. Especially the Rapid Search and Rescue Team, Making Dreams Come True of Lincoln County and the Prairie Motel which is letting them stay free for a few days. A recent illness has already put a financial strain on the family.
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