(WJLA) - While police continue to search for the person they believe murdered a D.C. mother of two named Eboni Domally, her family and friends gathered on Tuesday night to say goodbye and to pray for justice.
"We love you and thank you for her life, we thank you for her legacy and most of all, we thank you for her love," said Kecia Hill with the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.
Family and friends gathered for a vigil held just outside 31-year-old Domally's home in Southeast Washington, where sorrow and anger mingled with stories of remembrance.
"She dreamed big and loved hard," said Hill.
Police say that on Sunday morning, Domally was stabbed to death inside her home. Her nine and three-year-old sons were there at the time, but remained unharmed.
"They miss their mother. A three-year-old has no idea about this type of trauma or the results," said the victim's mother, Veronica.
Police have named Domally's estranged husband, Michael Gayle, as the murder suspect. He remains on the run, and Domally tells us her daughter's life ended after enduring years of domestic violence.
"We want him captured and brought to justice," she said.
"I can't believe somebody would kill such a pleasant, beautiful person. I can't believe it. And it's got us all in shock," said a friend of the victim, Alfred Johnson.
Police are warning the public that Michael Gayle should be considered armed and dangerous, and if you see him, do not approach him and contact the authorities immediately.