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Murdered Woman Remembered in Candlelight Vigil

They don't have answers in the murder of Brenda King three years ago yesterday. But they're hoping for a clue, holding a candle light vigil at 45th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., where her body was discovered.

For those who loved Brenda, the most frustrating thing is not knowing.

"If I could find out who did it, I'd have closure to it," said her mother, Jackie Stanfield.

"We go to sleep every night and pray somebody please step forward," added Brenda's niece, also named Jackie Stanfield. "It's really frustrating. I wouldn't wish this on nobody."

The singing, the candles, the flowers and pictures were all that's left from a murder nobody seems to be able to understand. "No matter what, she will always be missed and I will always love her," said Brenda's sister Rose Simmons.

"She was always like, 'Ya'll hang in there,'" recalled niece Jackie. "She never liked to see nobody sad. She was always a happy person. That's why we don't understand who would do something like this to her."

The people who gathered at the bus stop where Brenda was killed say it's comforting to know that even three years later, people still care about finding out what happened that fateful morning.

"It's absolutely overwhelming how the community will come out," said nephew Joseph Stanfield. "Everybody's just looking for an answer."

Brenda's family says they're desperate for anyone who might have seen her murder to please come forward. If anyone has information, please call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite,

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