Candlelight Vigil Today to Remember Fire Victims

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) — A candlelight vigil has been planned for Wednesday in memory of 19-year-old Lauren Petersen and 21-year-old Lacy Siddall who died in an apartment fire in Edwardsville.

The two Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville students were childhood friends.

The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. Sunday on the second floor of their off-campus apartment on the 600 block of Hillsboro Avenue.

A student organization called A Cross Between Campus Ministry is holding the vigil on the quad on the SIUE campus.

It begins at 8:00 p.m. and is expected to last between 30 and 45 minutes. It’s open to the public.


More From CBS St. Louis

Listen Now
Introducing Your New Podcast Network
Find St. Louis' Top Spots

Listen Live