Vigil held for slain Sanford woman

FOX 35 News at 10 p.m.

- Family and friends came together on Thursday, singing, lighting candles, praying and remembering 28-year-old Latrice Randolph, who's life was tragically cut short.

“For us to have such a tragedy happen to us is just unreal, when I speak about her, I hate to speak about her in past tense, cause it just don't seem real to me,” said Timothy Bryant, Randolph’s father.

A memorial now sits outside of her Randolph’s mother’s house -- a cross symbolizing her strong faith in God.

“She loved the lord she worshiped the lord, she went to church that Sunday,” said Octavia Bryant, Randolph’s mother.

According to arrest reports, Randolph was stabbed to death on Sunday -- but it wasn't until Tuesday during a well-being check that her body was found in a closet inside her apartment at the Hatteras Sound apartment complex.

Sanford Police later tracked down 28-year-old Jimmy Elliot, who police say lived with Randolph after the two had just started dating, he's charged with first degree murder, his brother 23-year-old Jeremiah Davis Elliot is charged with obstruction of justice.

Randolph's mother just wants justice for her daughter.

"She will not die, her face will not go away, her voice will not go away," Bryant said.

Both brothers are being held without bond at the Seminole County Jail.

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