Tyliah Young, 22, was discovered last weekend lying in an alley shot in the head. A killer ended her life, abandoned her body, and dozens of people likely walked right by - for days - without knowing she was there.
The community is outraged over the cold-blooded shooting.
One neighbor, Valerie, says Tyliah's body was lying less than a minute's walk from her front door.
"As soon as you get off my front porch, it's 50 paces - exactly 50 paces from my front porch," says Valerie, who doesn't want her last name used - for her own safety.
"I just feel horrible. I didn't know she was here," she says. "If I would've known she was here, I would've taken care of it. I didn't do anything because I didn't know."
No one reported Tyliah Young missing for two days. Then, a Tacoma family discovered her body last weekend in their back alley in a blackberry patch, near the garbage, in the 1200 block of South Ainsworth Avenue.
It was at that spot where people gathered Saturday to say a blessing, and to "reclaim" the crime scene for the Hilltop community.
Tyliah Young's name is now flagged - added to dozens more. Tacoma's Associated Ministries group wants these crime victims to be remembered, while hoping to comfort a suffering community.
"We meet the grief head-on," says Carol Ramm-Gramenz, an elementary school counseler.
She was representing the victim's two little daughters at Saturday's memorial. She visited with them at school every day.
"They were just full of light and love, they were smart and energetic - absolutely the most beautiful girls imaginable," she says.
Now the girls are back with family in New York.
"There's two little girls now that have to grow up without a mom," says Valerie.
After everyone leaves the memorial and the candle burns out, Valerie must stay.
"I live here. This is my neighborhood. Mine. This just doesn't happen - shouldn't happen, period," she says.
Young's family reported her missing on Jan. 11, but authorities say she may have been shot days earlier.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a $1,000 reward.