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Mar 12, 2014 12:48 AM by Maddie Garrett

Vigil held to lift up teen victim in Canon City assault and homicide

CANON CITY, CO- The lone survivor of an assault and triple murder in Canon City was lifted up by friends, family and the community at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night at the First Southern Baptist Church in Canon City.

The teenaged girl attended the vigil, which was a full house at the local church. Some people there knew her, others were strangers, but everyone attended the vigil for the same reason.

"To come together and say with one voice, life matters," said Pastor Tom Killgor.

The Fremont County Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) also came to lift up the community and the young girl.

"We are here behind her and support her and (show her) that she's not alone," said Oz, President of the Fremont County BACA.

Emotions were running high, as the people sang together and lot candles around the room. Pastor Killgor said there was not only shock, but sadness and anger.

"One of our own has been assaulted, three of our own we're murdered and that's just not something we want to have happen in any town, especially this one," said Killgor.

Oz added, "It's a feeling that you just can't believe that something happened like this."

Killgor said he knows it won't be easy, but he hopes this young survivor will do just that, survive this tragedy.

"I hope that as the days come and there'll be moments when she's alone that she'll remember that Jesus loves her and in the depth of any kind of pain she's in, she's not alone," he said.

 

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