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Winnipeggers walk North End corner in memory of Simone Sanderson

On Saturday, about 30 friends and family walked the North End corner where Simone Sanderson, 23, was murdered over two years ago.

Dozens gather at Burrows Avenue, Main Street for vigil where 23-year-old indigenous woman killed

Simone Sanderson's grandmother, Betty Ann Sanderson, helped organize a march and vigil for the slain 23-year-old woman Saturday in the North End. (CBC)

On Saturday, about 30 friends and family walked the North End corner where Simone Sanderson, 23, was murdered over two years ago.

Friends and family of Simone Sanderson gather around a tree in the area of Burrows Avenue and Main Street May 23 at a vigil for the 23-year-old, who was killed in the area in 2012. (Courtney Rutherford/CBC)
The body of 23-year-old Simone Sanderson was found under a piece of cardboard on Sept. 2, 2012 in an empty lot at the corner of Burrows Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg. She was last seen on Aug. 26. (Family photo)
Sanderson was found dead in an old car lot at the Burrows Avenue and Main Street intersection in 2012. Winnipeg police ruled Sanderson's death a homicide but haven't closed in on her killer.

Her grandmother, Betty Ann Sanderson, organized the walk and vigil. She wants to let the public know how much she was loved.

"She was a very kind person, very generous and very forgiving," she said. 

"She was a very strong girl, especially with her little boy she loved very much."

Betty Ann said the family is still seeking justice and is working with police to find out what happened to her granddaughter.

Family and friends also swapped stories and photos of Sanderson at the gathering.

Those in attendance left messages of condolence and lit candles for Sanderson at the vigil. (Courtney Rutherford/CBC)

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