Candlelight Vigil Planned for Murdered College Student

Homicide detectives called it one of the most horrific crime scenes they had ever seen

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    Diana Gonzalez was found murdered last October at San Diego City College

    Her estranged husband, Armando Perez, 38, is the accused killer, but he is still no where to be found.

    Murder Victim to be Remembered by Candlelight Vigil

    [DGO] Murder Victim to be Remembered by Candlelight Vigil
    Diana Gonzalez was found murdered last October at San Diego City College. While some say time can heal the deepest wounds, they certainly haven't healed for Diana's family. Tony Shin reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011)

    For family members, it has been a torturous year. 

    "Everyday we light a candle next to her picture," Janette Gonzalez told NBCSanDiego about her sister. 

    City College Victim Was Frightened of Suspect

    [DGO] City College Victim Was Frightened of Suspect
    Family members say the Diana Gonzalez did everything she could to protect herself but they say the system let her down. (Published Thursday, Oct 14, 2010)

    But while some say time can heal the deepest wounds, they certainly haven't healed for Janette and her parents.  

    On October 12, 2010, Diana, 19, had just given birth to her daughter Crystal months earlier. She was studying to be a nurse when San Diego police say she was stabbed to death inside a bathroom at San Diego City College.

    Homicide detectives called it one of the most horrific crime scenes they had ever seen.

    Investigators quickly pointed the finger at Perez, but he disappeared in Mexico where he is believed to be still hiding.

    "He has to pay for what he did,"said Janette. 

    Diana's family members are also still very angry with the District Attorney's office.         

    A few weeks before her murder, Perez was accused of kidnapping Diana, and then beating and raping her for three days.

    But prosecutors declined to take the case, citing a lack of evidence.

    Janette believes Perez should have been charged.

    She is hoping someone will come forward with information leading to an arrest.

    Because Diana was murdered on a Tuesday last year, the candlelight vigil is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at City College. 

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