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Family of murder victim marks her 19th birthday

December 11, 2013

Photo by Ted Lutz Members of the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway held a vigil Tuesday evening to mark the young woman's 19th birthday. Gathering at the victim's grave at the Bridgeview Cemetery in Mt. Jewett are, left to right: Bill Trumbull, step-father; Sue Compton Forsyth Trumbull, mother; and Tyler Forsyth, 21, brother. All reside in Ridgway.

MT. JEWETT – Despite a frigid, windy night, there was a warm glow in the air as the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth gathered at her grave to mark her 19th birthday.
The 45-minute vigil included the lighting of 19 large candles at the young woman's grave at Bridgeview Cemetery off Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
More than 25 family members and friends, wearing heavy winter coats and hats and gloves, stood at the grave to sing "Happy Birthday" and other songs.

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