Community Holds Vigil for Slain Mother - NBC Connecticut

Community Holds Vigil for Slain Mother



    A Hartford community is calling for justice after a brutal killing.

    Two weeks ago, Sonia Rivera, 48, was found brutally beaten and left in an alley on Washington St. She died at Hartford hospital two days later.

    On Thursday evening, Rivera’s family and friends rallied and pleaded for the community to cooperate with police, so Rivera’s killer can be brought to justice.

    The rally was held on Washington St., near the alley where the mother-of-five was found partially naked and left to die two weeks ago.

    Family of Slain Mother Demands Justice

    [HAR] Family of Slain Mother Demands Justice
    Family and friends of Sonia Rivera, 48, gathered near the alley where she was found beaten. No arrests have been made in the case, and now her family is asking the community to help detectives find the killer.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2012)

    During the rally, the victim’s mother, Ana Rivera, said the pain of losing her loved one isn’t going away.

    “I feel sad because I lost my daughter…It’s hard for me to accept that she was killed,” stated Ana Rivera.

    No arrests have been made in the case; Hartford police haven’t named any suspects.

    As police continue their investigation, the victim’s family is pleading for the public to work with authorities, so Sonia Rivera’s killer is found and arrested.

    “I hope they catch this person,” said Jose Rivera, the victim’s brother.

    “The community has helped a lot. I’d like them to please cooperate,” said Ana Rivera.

    The Hartford Police Dept. said Sonia Rivera was a prostitute, and that her death appears to be an isolated incident.