During a vigil, family and friends distraught over the death of 28-year old Luv Land released butterflies in her memory. Everyone, especially her father, thought the world of her.
“Luv Land was a very dear beautiful, extravagant young lady who had a lot ambition to be somebody,” said Land’s Father, Keith Dobson.
Dobson says Luv just had that stunning smile and attitude.
“She tried really hard to … be the best that she could be,” said Dobson.
Nearly a year ago, investigators confirmed that Land’s boyfriend – 36-year-old Edward Coleman – shot and killed her and then turned the gun on himself following an argument at a wedding. Police found the two dead in an upstairs bedroom.
To this day, Dobson doesn’t understand how a seemingly perfect relationship between his daughter and Coleman, the Grant Union High School Assistant Football Coach turned violent so suddenly.
“We accepted him, everybody accepted him and until that one night. It changed everything,” said Dobson.
Land lived and died in her house located on Holdrege Way in Natomas. Now her parents live in her dream home to help keep her spirit alive in their hearts.
“Her mom says she felt close when she came here and I wanted to feel everything she could with her daughter, because she lost the one and only daughter we both had,” said Dobson.
Land had worked as a Public Safety Coordinator for Campbell’s Soup in Dixon. It also held an annual memorial ceremony for her as well.