Hundreds Gather for Slain Teen’s Vigil

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


More than 500 people showed up at Friday nights vigil for Genelle Conway-Allen, among the crowd her family just trying to cope.

“I’m coping okay I guess,” said Josh Allen, Genelle’s father.

Candles were lit and prayers were recited in hopes of bring some peace to the young life lost.

Parents clung to their children glad that the man police believe is responsible, 32-year-old Anthony Lamar Jones, is behind bars, and worried that more like him could be lurking around every corner.

“I’m glad. I hope they got the right guy and there is justice,” said Allen.

Genelle, 13, was found dead one week earlier in Allen Witt park.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

1 Comment