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Memorial service held for slain D.C. jogger Wendy Martinez

Wendy Martinez, left (courtesy photo); her memorial service, right (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.

Wendy Martinez, 35, was jogging through the Logan Circle neighborhood Tuesday evening when she was stabbed and killed in what police call a "random" and "unprovoked" attack.

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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."

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