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Last updated on Monday, October 3, 2011
(BLOOMINGTON) - More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Peoples Park in Bloomington to bring attention to the death of Crystal Grubb.
One year ago Saturday, Grubb's body was discovered by a farmer as he harvested corn in a field, 12 days after the 29-year-old mother of two had been reported missing to police by her own mother.
The group hoped their visible showing of support, complete with handmade signs and donated T-shirts, might spark the tip or admission needed to help close Grubb's homicide investigation and bring a sense of justice to her still grieving family.
Grubb's mother, Janice, and close friend Colleen Moore, visited the site north of Bloomington where Grubb's body was discovered and released balloons.
Crystal Grubb's two daughters, 7-year-old Abby and 3-year-old Rose, were not at the event in their mother's honor on Saturday. Their father, Tony Williams, said the girls and other family members met at Grubb's grave at Valhalla Memory Gardens Sunday.
The ceremony at Peoples Park included prayer, an acoustic guitar rendering of "Amazing Grace," a poetry reading and tearful speeches by family members.
As the procession moved downtown, the group paused briefly on College Avenue. Right across the street from the county jail, where three Bloomington men who have admitted to police they were likely the last people to see Grubb alive are being held on methamphetamine charges.
Monroe County police named Alvin E. Fry, 30, John F. Sergent, 50, and Grubb's boyfriend Adrian D. Henley, 44, as persons of interest in the case.
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