The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Venkata Venna told community members not to "lose your hearts" at a viewing Sunday for his 10-month-old daughter. The father told well-wishers to remember that "people are good."
Saanvi Venna (SAHN’-vee VEHN’-ah) was found dead Friday after police say a neighbor at the family’s King of Prussia apartment complex confessed to killing her grandmother on Monday and absconding with the girl.
Authorities say 61-year-old Satayrathi Venna (saht-yah-VAH’-thee VEHN’-ah) died trying to protect her granddaughter.
Family friend Raghunandan Yandamuri is charged in their deaths. Officials say he planned to ransom the girl for $50,000.