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2014-08-12 at 14:38

Memorial erected at home where young girl was murdered

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By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY - Rebecca Zajac doesn't want to live in a violent city anymore and she knows she's not alone.

In the wake of the city's sixth homicide this year, an eight year old girl who died Monday, Zajac is planning a candlelight vigil and march to city hall Thursday evening for the little girl and all those who have died violently in the city.

"They no longer have voices. It feels like we need to be a voice for those people," she said.

"There's been so much violence and violent deaths in Thunder Bay for the last few years and it just seems to be getting worse."

A mother herself, Zajac said the latest death was the last straw for her. It's a tragedy for the family but the entire community.

"I can't imagine having to go through that," she said. "I think in a way she could have been my kid. She could have been anyone's child."

A Facebook page Zajac started had more than 500 members in less than 24 hours, proof that many people in Thunder Bay feel the same way. Zajac hopes the family knows that the community is with them in spirit.

She's also hoping that those who take part in the vigil, which starts as Dease Park around 8:30 p.m., remain silent as a way of speaking out.



 

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