By Ted Land (email@example.com)
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10:46 PM EST, November 8, 2012
CONSTANTINE – Dozens of family members, friends, neighbors, and classmates of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack, gathered Thursday, to remember her on the five year anniversary of her murder.
They hold a candlelight vigil each November 8th to pray for the slain fifth grader, and to talk about where things stand with the homicide case.
This year, there's not much to say.
“I know they’ve ruled out some more people, they’re still working on DNA, waiting for more DNA tests to come back, and that’s like an ongoing thing,” said Jo Gilson, Jodi’s mom, who found her daughter’s body in a cemetery hours after she went missing during a bike ride.
A team of four state investigators was assigned to work the case full-time last year, but there have been no arrests.
Parrack's 5th grade classmates are now sophomores in high school.
“It’s weird to share memories that we all have, but at the same time we're just hoping it will all end soon,” said Lexie Myers, one of Jodi’s friends.
Jodi's mom says they'll keep holding anniversary vigils until someone is caught.
“It's just the community's way of showing that they still care and they still want this case resolved,” she said.
Until then they try not to look at the calendar and think about how long it’s been.
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