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Gracie Buss's family searching for answers one month later

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It's been a month, but it's still unclear how a four-year-old child died in Waterloo.

Gracie Buss was found unresponsive in her home May 30. 

All that's left for her family are memories of the little girl who loved life.

Relatives say she died too soon and is missed by many.

"Being able to see her and watching my kids play with her," said Jennifer Fairbanks, Buss's aunt. 

Fairbanks says her family hadn't see Gracie or her brother, Isiah, for about nine months leading up to her death.

"Gracie is in a much better place," said Fairbanks. "I know she's with God and she's with her auntie Heather and she's happy and she won't have to feel any more pain."

Relatives didn't want to elaborate why they think her death was intentional, because they don't want to jeopardize the investigation.

"If we had known that something was going on we would have taken care of it right away. We would never have allowed this to happen. And like I said I've got six at home. I can't imagine one of them being hurt and sitting back and doing nothing," said Fairbanks.

Out of the tragedy there is a little hope, Gracie was able to be an organ donor and save three lives.

Her brother is with a foster family and his aunt and grandmother are able to meet with him often.

The family is looking for help with funeral costs and donation for Isaiah. There is a fund set up at any Veridian Credit Union under 'Gracie Buss Memorial' or

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