Legal guardian gives insight into lives of murdered Amber Alert victims

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Monday we showed you toys Liliana and Rene played with. Their grandfather Ricky Green was clinging to a picture of them, hoping and praying. Tuesday, it was just too hard for him to go on camera again. But NewsChannel15 wanted to show more of the interview from Monday, before everyone knew the fate of all of the situation.

Ricky Green is the legal guardian of Liliana and Rene. But to him, their connection is even more; he considers himself their father. Monday when we asked him what the two are like, he said they’re great kids. They loved the outdoors and love being active.

“Rene loves baseball. He’s in baseball; they’re both in baseball. They go to Arcola Elementary School,” Green said.

The yard was fresh with their toys – a family that cares more about playing and having fun than being inside.

“He likes to ride his bike. We’ve got a swimming pool out here,” Green said.

The kids moved in with Green and his wife Emily about a year ago. They have another three year old brother who their mother didn’t take. Green doesn’t know why or actually understand any of this- and that was before the news of their deaths.

“They’re great kids. They both have a promising future with us. I guess their mom didn’t like that,” he said.

It’s a terrible situation that took two kids from a loving family trying to give them a good life.

“Just really tore up because we took in her kids because she had problems. We took them in and I’ve grown to love them very much,” Green said.