Celestina Gaynel Payano

Birth
Dominican Republic
Death 12 Sep 2002 (aged 22)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 146317525 · View Source
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Celestina Gaynel Payano was born in the Dominican Republic and had lived in Los Angeles, California, before moving to Des Moines, Iowa.

Sometime on Sept. 12, 2002, Celestina, 22, and Emanuel Burgs Jr. II, 21, were shot to death at 1831 Mondamin Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa.

She was a student at the time of her death.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Solomon Mortuary in Los Angeles, with burial there in L.A. at Inglewood Cemetery.

Survivors included her parents, Wanda and James Hose of Los Angeles; and two sisters, Christina Payano and Selna Payano, both of California.

Her companion, Ralph Jordan of Des Moines, also survives her.

She is buried in Los Angeles, and both victims' murders remain unsolved.

For more information please visit:
https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/emanuel-burgs-and-celestina-payano/


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  • Created by: Jody Ewing
  • Added: 10 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 146317525
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Celestina Gaynel Payano (6 Jan 1980–12 Sep 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146317525, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jody Ewing (contributor 47271115) .