Families and friends gather for vigil of Fairmount victim

WICHITA, Kansas – A community still in mourning came together to remember the life of a woman killed at Fairmount Park.

Close to 50 family members, friends and even people who didn’t know the victim gathered at the park for a vigil Sunday evening.

Marty Bell, the fiancee of the victim says the days following the horrific incident haven’t been easy.

“I tell you it has been hell, you know, it’s unbelievable man, I didn’t even think something like this would happen,” said Marty Bell.

Normally KSN’s policy is to not release the name of a sexual assault victim, but the daughter of the victim’s fiancee, Marcie Bell identified the victim as 36-year old Letitia Davis, hoping to now put an identity with this brutal crime.

“She didn’t deserve that and this is for her, this is my way of telling her she will never be forgotten,” said Marcie Bell.

36 balloons were released by those who turned out, to represent each year of Davis’ life. Family and friends say the support from the community has been overwhelming.

“A lot of people came out for it to be such bad weather, and raining, and cold, it was a lot of support and that just makes it a little bit easier through everything that has been going on,” Nate Grant, husband of Marcie Bell.

Those closest to Davis took time to remember the kind of person she was.

“She was a beautiful person, inside and out, she wouldn’t harm anybody, she has four beautiful children that she loved dearly,” said Marcie Bell.

The family is hopeful they will now be able to find a way to move forward.

“All I can do is deal with it and keep moving on you know, that’s all I got to say,” said Marty Bell.

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