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Mother Grieves as Georgia Police Search for Motive in Home Invasion That Killed 2 Kids

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As the investigation continues into the shooting deaths of two Georgia children this weekend — in an apparent home invasion – their mother tells PEOPLE she is “taking it one day at a time.”

Tenieka Brown says nothing was taken from her Jonesboro, Georgia, home. She says the family had only moved out from Atlanta three months ago.

Sgt. Ashanti Marbury of the Clayton County Police Department tells PEOPLE that detectives “are working hard to figure out” who killed 15-year-old Daveon Coates and his sister, Tatiyana Coates, but says very little progress has been made since their bodies were discovered.

Police also have been unable to establish a motive, Marbury says.

The fatal shootings occurred about 5 a.m. Saturday. Though there were several children at the home at the time, according to multiple reports, there were no adults present.

The other kids were unharmed.

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Brown says detectives have remained tight-lipped with her about their investigation and “haven’t really told me anything.”

Of her children, she says, “Daveon was really into basketball and football. He followed the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Volunteers. His idol was LeBron James.”

Brown says Tatiyana was a typical little girl who “loved playing outside.”

Brown is trying to raise enough money to bury her children through a GoFundMe campaign.