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Vigil set to remember murder victims

A vigil to remember homicide victims will be held Thursday in the Spokane County Public Works Building next to the courthouse.

Friends and family of victims as well as others impacted by homicide will gather in the Spokane County Commissioners hearing room at 1026 W. Broadway Ave. as part of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the victim/witness unit of the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office.

The unit has documented 609 murders, vehicular homicides, manslaughters and unsolved violent crimes in Spokane County.

"While a few of these cases occurred in other areas, the victims’ families are located here and all too often, they are still struggling to cope with the murder of a loved one," according to a news release.

On Friday, victim/witness coordinator Annette Ingham will place pairs of shoes on the lawn next to the Law Enforcement Memorial to reflect the number of people impacted by homicide.

For more information on the events, contact Ingham at (509) 477-3640.

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