NIAGARA FALLS, NY -- It's been a year since little Isabella Tennant who touched so many lives was taken too soon.
What are left now are pictures and recordings left on her mom's phone.
Although it's a sad story to re-live remembering the day the innocent little girl was murdered people in the community don't want to forget her spirit.
The first candle lit at this vigil was a candle used at the vigil a year ago, when the news of Isabella's death shocked the community.
"Just knowing that such cruel people exist in this world and in our city," Gina Streck said. "This beautiful little girl was taken so senselessly by this kid and I still can't believe it happened -- I have recently found inner peace with it."
"Her life was taken way to short and today we're just going to remember a beautiful little girl," Nina Manzare said.
That's what family and friends did, telling stories at a place Isabella loved to fish.
"Isabella touched everybody in the family and she just lit up the room everywhere she would go," Isabella's aunt Linda Schram said.
With each candle lit and lanterns set to fly, keep that spirit alive - that a family misses so much
"Unfortunately the situation has ripped are family in all different directions," Schram said. "I don't know if we'll ever heal. But the more support we get from the community the better."