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Vigil Held for Young Mother Gunned Down in Her Car

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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 6:36 am

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Tonight a man, who didn't know the woman murdered in North Little Rock last night, organized a candlelight vigil in her honor.

It happened at the same place she was killed on Wednesday.

During the vigil, there wasn't a dry eye around when the group began to sing 'Amazing Grace' with candles glowing in the dark night. 

Along with prayer and kind words from family and friends, strangers mourned and bonded together. 

Jason Benbrook, the man who organized the event, says he's a father himself and was touched when he heard about this young woman's tragic story.

Earlier today we also spoke to Samantha Cass Olson's family. 

We're told she just got married last year and the couple has a daughter who was the light of Samantha's life.

April Ibarra was close to her sister and affectionately referred to her as 'Sissy'.

Ibarra said, "She was amazing. She had a heart of gold."

Ibarra says Olson's daughter turns one year old in a month and it's a milestone her mother will miss.

She said, "The last thing she did was post video of the baby walking, she just started walking."

And while the private process of grieving is far from over for Ibarra, tonight she made a public plea to bring her sister's murderer to justice.

She said, "My niece doesn't need to grow up having an unsolved murder for her mom and my brother-in-law doesn't deserve to know his wife was killed for no reason."

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