FAIRFIELD — The family of slain 13-year-old Genelle Renee Conway-Allen has invited the community to gather Friday at Allan Witt Park for a vigil.
The vigil will start at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot in the rear of the park, near where a memorial has been created.
Joining family and friends will be Faith PAC, a group of pastors from the area, who will perform a moment of blessing at the site where Conway-Allen’s body was found Feb. 1, said the Rev. David Isom.
Marc Klaas, with KlaasKids Foundation, also confirmed Thursday that Midsi Sanchez will represent the organization at the vigil. Sanchez was the victim of a kidnapping in Vallejo in 2000.
Isom and the group have been blessing the sites of homicides since Fairfield’s first murder of 2008.
“We reclaim the site where violence or death happened,” Isom said. “The last thing they remember at that site isn’t going to be Genelle’s body.”
Meanwhile, Fairfield police released a few details Thursday. The department confirmed that officers have met with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to discuss similarities between cases, but offered no more detail of those talks.
Police also clarified that a statement released Wednesday was from the foster family of Conway-Allen.
Police Chief Walt Tibbet said his force continues to work on the investigation, but had no other details. Tibbet said the department would release an update each day for the foreseeable future.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the department’s Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.
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