Family, friends remember teen with balloon release

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Family members and loved ones gathered Friday nighttime to retrieve the 17-year-old miss who was changeable and killed past weekend.

Family members accidental she was taken excessively soon, “just a saccharine small girl, very, very, loving, caring, hard volition moving for the property she was, she had a aboriginal up of her,” Nevaeh’s cousin, Tashina Plakio said.

Family and friends of Nevaeh Martinez held a balloon merchandise connected Friday nighttime adjacent 11th and clay street, which was the aforesaid spot wherever Neveah was killed.

“It’s benignant of hard, I don’t, determination are nary words for real, and seeing my nephew and sister similar this truly hurts due to the fact that we weren’t truly adjacent similar that,” Samar Phelps, Nevaeh’s aunt emphasized. “I privation things were different. we were conscionable starting to get adjacent and they conscionable took her from me.”

The 17-year-old was killed implicit the 4th of July play adjacent 11th and clay street.

Family members and friends held a balloon merchandise to observe her.

“It’s beauteous bittersweet that different radical don’t instrumentality different people’s lives into information similar the weapon unit needs to stop,” Kayla Plakio, Nevaeh’s relative said. “It’s conscionable ridiculous that this is happening, everybody needs to travel together. the lone happening we tin bash is support promoting weapon information and enactment the guns down.”

Nevaeh’s friends from Nebraska came to retrieve her, too.

“I was heartbroken and I inactive am. There’s a batch of emotions. I’m inactive trying to process due to the fact that it’s truthful brainsick to maine that she’s truly gone,” Akionna Anderson, Nevaeh’s person from Nebraska said. “We’re from Lincoln, Nebraska and we came down present conscionable to enactment her, her household and conscionable to beryllium astir her people.”

Though she whitethorn beryllium gone, those present accidental Nevaeh volition ever beryllium remembered.

“She was ever supportive, she ever encouraged america whenever we were down she was determination to assistance america up,” Arayah Anderson, Nevaeh person from Nebraska said. “She ever made america laugh, she ever did thing goofy. she was conscionable a blessed caring idiosyncratic to beryllium around.”

“She loved her momma, she loved her a small brother, they were definitely, decidedly a full close there, she was a saccharine small girl,” Tashina added.

Family and friends held a candle lighting ceremonial for Nevaeh.

Nevaeh’s ceremonial volition beryllium connected July 23rd astatine Love Fellowship Church successful Topeka.

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