Vigil Honoring Homicide Victims Set for Saturday

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There are 270 murder victims that will be remembered at Saturday’s murder victims vigil in north St. Louis city.

Organizers say we should never tell someone whose loved one was murdered that “I understand what you’re going through.” Jessica Meyers with the Crime Victim Advocacy Center says that’s becuase no one really knows.

“This first thing I would say is ‘I’m sorry this happened to you,” says Meyers

Meyers is organizing the vigil Saturday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 at the St. Louis Dream Center in the 4300 block of Margaretta Avenue.

“Every situation is different, every homicide is different. Not even two homicide victim’s parents will react the same way,” she says.

The vigil will honor the local 270 victims from last year, including St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder. St. Louis’ local police chiefs are expected to be present.

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