SIOUX CITY -- A makeshift street-corner memorial has been set up in a Morningside neighborhood to remember the two Sioux City teenagers fatally stabbed early Sunday morning. 

Felipe Negron Jr., 18, and Paiten Sullivan, 17, died from stab wounds sustained near the intersection of Jay Avenue and South Cecelia Street. Tran Walker, 18, also of Sioux City, is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on two counts of first-degree murder. 

The memorial, consisting of a few balloons, flowers and stuffed animals, was set up at the same intersection where the incident occurred. 

Services for Sullivan will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Funeral arrangements for Negron were pending. 

Go Fund Me accounts have been established to help defray the costs of Sullivan and Negron's funerals.

Negron and Sullivan were former East High School students, while Walker is a former West High School student, according to the Sioux City school district.

While the three rode together in a PT Cruiser Sunday night, Walker grew upset that Sullivan did not wish to continue their relationship, according to police. Walker told investigators he started stabbing Sullivan because he "wanted her to feel the pain he was feeling." When Negron tried to intervene, Walker stabbed him as well.

Both Negron and Sullivan were pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center from their injuries. 


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