4 months later, Stephen Jeffries, Jr.’s killer is still free: Vigil held tonight in hopes that will changeMay 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 3 Comments
(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
How is a candlelight vigil for a murder victim supposed to play out? Denise Jeffries-Berg, the oldest child of Stephen Jeffries, Jr., killed in South Delridge four months ago, acknowledged she wasn’t sure – so the 50-plus people who showed up all helped make it happen.
There were signs with a photo of Mr. Jeffries, shot in the waning moments of New Year’s Eve at a party in the 9200 block of 16th SW, near where family and friends gathered tonight …
There were candles, long before it grew dark …
His family and friends hoped this would light the way toward a resolution of the case so there would be justice for Mr. Jeffries, a father, a friend, a longtime city employee.
They joined for a moment of silence.
The candles burned on:
Nearby, police appeared to be keeping a vigil of their own:
It was announced that another benefit for the reward fund is in the works, June 21st at the White Center Eagles‘ aerie – details to come. If you have any information, the Seattle Police Homicide Tipline is the number to call – which you can even do anonymously – 206-233-5000.
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