Killed by someone that is supposed to love you. Nevada has the highest rate of domestic violence homicide in the country according to national studies.
Organizers of a symbolic walk in Las Vegas on Saturday hope to raise awareness and bring the rate down.Safe Faith United specifically honored six children police say were killed in the last two years.
Those children are Jade Morris, Diana Soto, Sabrina Salazar, Maximilain Walters, Cory Serra, and Hope Serra. Police say Cory and Hope were killed by their own mother less than two weeks ago.
It was the 4th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence Homicide.
It began with a prayer and then Jade Morris's mother led the walk. At the end six balloons were released in loving memory of the children lost.
Organizers say they wanted to raise awareness about domestic violence and the signs an abuser might show before a murder.
"Domestic violence homicide is driven by the ultimate power and control over the victim and the children. If I can not have you nobody can. And many of the abusers think the victim and the children are their property," said Safe Faith United Executive Director Rebeca Ferreira
This year's theme was Children Victims of Domestic Violence Homicide.
The walk ended at the East Family Service's Teddy Bear Picnic a Pinwheels event for child abuse prevention.