Victims of unsolved murders remembered

YOUNGSTOWN — Nancy Stanford spent most of today grilling hot dogs, slicing cake and stirring potato salad, but this afternoon picnic was a bit different from other summer gatherings

Stanford organized the event in Mill Creek MetroPark for the families of murder victims whose deaths are unsolved. Her son Keith Stanford, 39, was killed in September 2009. His killer has never been found.

A quick walk through the park’s Pioneer Pavilion made it clear why the dozens of participants had come together.

Enlarged pictures and story boards with the faces of deceased loved ones lined several walls. Phrases such as “gone but not forgotten,” or “rest in peace” were written across many of the images. Most of those attending the picnic wore shirts with the likeness of a murdered loved one across the front.

For the complerte story, see Sunday's Vindicator and

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