Memorial service held for slain D.C. jogger Wendy Martinez
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Family, friends, and loved ones gathered in Southeast Washington on Saturday morning to remember a woman they call "the light of our lives."
“It’s a gift to uncover the memories and at the same time, it’s sad,” Kristina Moore said.
Loved ones honored Martinez on Thursday night during a candlelight vigil. Earlier that day, police arrested 23-year-old Anthony Crawford, of Northwest D.C., charging him with first-degree murder while armed.
“We’re relieved,” Moore said. “There’s still open questions."
Mourners gathered at Miracle Theatre for the “Celebration of Life.”
“It was a worship service," Moore said. "It was to honor her Christian faith in the community that she was belonging to there, mixed with the memories of the people closest to Wendy."