By Anita Miller
A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of the family of two young girls who were killed late last month by their non-custodial father.
According to documents acquired Sept. 16 by the Hays Free Press, the bodies of Amyah Engleman, 2, and Caraline Engleman, 6 months, were found Aug. 27 under a tarp in the yard of their mother Halie Engleman’s home off Boulder Bluff. The home has a San Marcos address but is outside the city limits. The body of their father, 30-year-old Kyle Brandon Grieb, was nearby. All had gunshot wounds to the head.
The girls’ mother told officers that Grieb had spent the night at the home the night before and had told her he intended to take the girls.
When she woke the next morning she could not find them and when she asked him, he pointed to the bathroom, but they weren’t there.
She went outside to look for them, but when she came back inside Grieb was gone.
She called authorities and deputies responded to the child custody call around 10:10 a.m. While deputies were speaking with her, other family members arrived and a deputy overheard one of them say, “there’s a body out there.” The deputy then located Grieb’s body under the tarp and called for backup.
The bodies of both girls were under the tarp with “obvious gunshot wounds to the head.”
A search warrant was secured for area inside and outside the house on the basis that Grieb had committed capital murder.
The gofundme is “The Engleman Girls Lose 2 Babies” and as of midmorning had collected $120 out of a requested $15,000. Two girls, 6-year-old Evelyn and 4-year-old Melody, survive.
According to the entry, all funds collected will be used toward assisting Halie in obtaining a vehicle for transportation, a home to reside in, fulfilling her desired career path, child care and generally restarting their lives.
The Engleman family is grateful for the assistance of the Attorney General’s Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund that will assist with funeral services on a date to be determined.
Contribute here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-engleman-girls-lose-2-babies