“It said for her to apologize for what her son did and return all the money back she received from GoFundMe,” said the Rev. Kevin McCall, the family’s spokesman.
Veta Lewis immediately called police to file a report and an investigation was opened, said McCall.
The NYPD confirmed the Lewis family filed an aggravated harassment complaint, and said the probe was continuing.
A “reddish-brown substance” was found on the paper, according to police sources. But cops said the complaint filed with police made no mention of the fund-raising website.
“We want the NYPD to look in to this matter just like they would any other case,” said McCall.
The family’s attempt to raise money via GoFundMe was shut down earlier this month because the effort violated the company’s policy — no fund-raising allowed for alleged criminals or defense funds.
Donors who kicked in $800 via GoFundMe all received their money back. A second crowdfunding effort using Fundly was suspended after a large number of complaints, according to the web site.
Chanel Lewis, 20, remains jailed for the sexual assault and slaying of the Howard Beach woman killed as she went for an Aug. 2 jog near her home.
Lewis reportedly confessed to the killing after his arrest, and he was linked to the slaying by DNA found under the victim’s fingernails, police said.