Community Mourns Death of Young Hartford Mother at Vigil

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Community members gathered Thursday to remember the 23-year-old Hartford mother who was found dead in the woods in Bloomfield a week after she disappeared.

Candles and balloons lined the walkway of Tashauna Jackson's home on Barbour Street as loved ones came together to honor her memory.

After a week of desperately searching for Jackson, friends and family found her body 30 feet into the woods off Granby Street in Bloomfield.

While family members believe Jackson was murdered and say they know who killed her, police have not filed charges or taken anyone into custody. The medical examiner has yet to release an official cause of death.

"I know who he is," said Jackson's mother, Tasha Fitch. "He's been to my house before, so I just want to get justice."

As police continue to investigate the case, the community is coming to terms with Jackson's death. The vigil was set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Barbour Street and Cleveland Avenue.

"We ask that the community come out in large numbers for supporting the family and her son, bring their heart and their positivity," said Jackson's aunt, Anna Perez.

Grief counseling will be available to affected residents Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Hartford Communities That Care at 2550 Main Street.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Jackson's funeral expenses. Jackson will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Hartford.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bloomfield police at 860-242-6060.

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