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Candlelight vigil for Vicki Lynne Hoskinson held at Children's Memorial Park

Vicki Lynne Hoskinson
Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-11 01:10:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Dozens came together Friday night to hold a candlelight vigil for Vicki Lynne Hoskinson at the Children's Memorial Park in Tucson. Most wore yellow ribbons or yellow T-shirts reading 'Remember Vicki Lynne.'

Family members and those close to the family spoke, thanking law enforcement and the people of Tucson.

They credit the local community for playing a "major role" in searching for Vicki Lynne, saying locals dedicated their time, resources and prayers.

The speeches were followed by a bagpipes rendition of 'Amazing Grace' and a group prayer.

Frank Jarvis Atwood was found guilty of kidnapping and killing the 8-year-old. The state of Arizona executed him Wednesday morning.

At a press conference following the execution, Vicki Lynne's mother shared the following:

Vicki…I want you to be free, little one.

Rest easy our precious, little girl.

May your spirit soar as it continues to live with us in us and through us forever.

Till we meet again.

We will miss you and we will always love you.

For those out of state or unable to attend, people are asked to share photos or memories of Vicki Lynne on the event's Facebook page.

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