LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Memories flooded the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln as dozens remember the life of Sydney Loofe with a candlelight vigil.
“She has the sweetest soul she would do anything for anyone, she had a heart of gold,” said Addison Mills who worked with Loofe at Menards, “It's been mentally draining for all of us, it's been physically exhausting and we are keeping faith we get justice for this.”
While justice has yet to be determined, Loofe’s friends are surprised by the turnout.
“It's mind-blowing, I can't believe all the support that we've gotten from strangers from everyone it means the world to us,” said Mills.
The organizer of the vigil was Matthew Steele who didn’t know Loofe, but wanted to do something for her friends and family, “This is the least we could do is to try to get as many people together as possible to show their love.”
One of the at the vigil holding a photo collage was Lexy Ginger, who said she met Loofe on a dating site a year ago, “We liked to fish, we always hung out, did different things, ate, she was definably an outdoorsy person”.
But Loofe's loyalty is what Ginger will miss most, “Sydney was always there for me no matter what. There would be times she would check up on me and those are times I loved the most.”
Loofe's visitation will be held from 4-7p.m. on Sunday and her memorial service on Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in her hometown of Neligh.