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Hundreds attend candlelight vigil to honour murder victim Rachel Pernosky

03/22/2013 07:57 EDT | Updated 05/22/2013 05:12 EDT
MISSION, B.C. - Hundreds of relatives and friends of a murdered teen mom have attended a ceremony in Mission, B.C., to remember her.

Mourners filled a Mission park Thursday night for the candlelight vigil to honour Rachel Pernosky.

They remembered the 18-year-old as an amazing mother to her one-year-old son, Marco, and they urged the boy's father, who has custody of the child, to raise him the way Rachel would want.

Pernosky's body was found down a steep embankment in Chilliwack on Tuesday.

She had vanished from her Mission home just days earlier.

Homicide investigators have interviewed a number of people but haven't announced if they have any suspects or if they have identified a motive for the slaying. (CKNW)