Metro survivors honor murdered loved ones

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Parents of murdered children and other survivors gathered Sunday to remembers their lost loved ones.

The annual vigil was held Sunday afternoon at the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church at 6429 Blue Ridge Boulevard in Raytown, Mo.

Several family members attended the two-hour vigil that included a slide show presentation and heartfelt words from survivors.

“This group helps survivors understand and deal with their pain,” said Julie Gulledge.

Gulledge is the Parents of Murdered Children chapter leader. Her brother Kyle Gulledge, 38, was murdered in 1997. She now dedicates her time to assisting other surviving family members.

Sunday kicks off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is April 18th-24th.

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