DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Friends, family, and community members gather to pray for a homicide victim and her accused killer.
A homicide vigil for 66-year-old Marilyn Burns was held Saturday in front of the home where she was found dead earlier in June following a welfare check.
Police say her son, 43-year-old Jamie Tuck, stabbed her to death inside her home on Gunckel Avenue and then stole her car. Tuck was later captured in the Alex Tower Shopping Center parking lot on South Alex Road in West Carrollton.
Prayer leaders said they hope the vigil can help strengthen the community in times of tragedy.
“We don’t have the ability to solve crimes, or fix the situation, or bring Marilyn back, but we do know how to pray. So, when we do gather together there’s a strength among us that we hope carries to the neighborhood,” said Jan Reed, Pastoral Associate at Holy Trinity Church.
Tuck is still being held in the Montgomery County Jail.