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01/25/05

Friends, Family Hold Vigil for Lynch

Birthday wishes for Cindy Lynch. Birthday wishes for Cindy Lynch.

This evening, family and friends will be holding a candlelight vigil for Cindy Lynch, the Swainsboro woman who's been missing since last week.

The mood in Swainsboro was somber as residents began to gather and a town tried to come to terms with the fact that one of its own is missing. In Swainsboro, everybody knows everybody.

"When something like this happens, everybody's there to pull together," said Donna Kent, a close friend of Lynch.

That's what makes it so difficult for residents.

"It's been surreal, it's like in a movie or something. It happens other places, it doesn't happen so close to home," said family friend Vic Raley.

Donna Kent put together tonight's candlelight vigil, hoping prayers will finally bring answers to Lynch's disappearance.

They're also marking Lynch's 43rd birthday. "This is going to be an honor for her birthday," said Kent. "We're not doing this in her memory. We're doing this in her honor and we're praying for her, gathering for her, for her family."

We'll have more on the vigil tonight on THE News at 11.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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