KIRKLAND, Wash. -- More than 50 people gathered Wednesday night to remember Amy Gang, a mother of four found strangled in her home earlier this month.
"She was just a beautiful person, inside and out. Everything about her was just beautiful," said Meridith Norling, a friend of Gang's who flew from Colorado for Wednesday's vigil. "It's been traumatic, to say the least."
Norling described Gang as a devoted mother of four with an infectious smile.
"I want justice more than anything," she added, "but I still know deep down it's not going to bring her back."
That sentiment was echoed by Alan Burton, a friend of Gang's who said he fell in love with her the first time he saw her.
"I just remember what a wonderful person that she was, what a wonderful mother she was. She was taken away from us and that's not fair," Burton said. "Something like this can't go unsolved. The person who did this is a coward."
Police have made no arrests in the case, but have said publicly that an ex-boyfriend is a person of interest. He admitted having contact with Gang on the day she was murdered, detectives said.
Burton just hopes that justice will be found - and soon.
"She's so tiny. How could someone do that to her? She has kids. She has family and friends that love her," he said. "And this person just had no regard for that."