Family, friends hold vigil for Destiny Jackson, 24-year-old’s body found in desert

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — So many questions are still unanswered as 24-year-old Destiny Jackson’s body was found in a desert area south of Las Vegas, a day after she was reported missing last weekend.

“Never in a million years, did we think we would go through something like this with one of our own kids especially so close to home,” said Maria Usa, Destiny’s Aunt. “It’s devastating.”

Through social media, her friends and family knew Jackson was out, but it’s when she never showed up to pick up her boyfriend that loved ones began to worry.

“We do know that this was not by chance, she was a victim of something bigger than what we understand,” said Destiny’s Cousin, Gladys Toleafoa. My heart just breaks that she was around the wrong people,” she added.

On Sunday, Jackson’s mother said she got a call from the coroner saying that Jackson’s body had been found.

Nearly a week later, a vigil was held in her honor. Candles, flowers, and pictures lined the desert path as family and friends gathered and said some words. This vigil was meant to bring a sense of peace back to the family.

“If her soul is still with us, we want to take her home,” said Usu. “We came to get closure so that we can move on to the next chapter.”

Jackson’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police are still searching for a suspect in the case.

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