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Jenni-Lyn Watson: Candlelight Vigil Held for Murdered Dance Student

Jenni-Lyn Watson Missing
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Jenni-Lyn Watson: Candlelight Vigil Held for Murdered Dance Student
Jenni-Lyn Watson (Personal Photo)

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (CBS/WTVH) A day after Jenni-Lyn Watson's body was apparently found in Clay Central Park, a somber candlelight vigil was held in honor of the 20-year-old Liverpool woman.

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About a hundred people came out to a local butterfly garden to reflect on a life cut short.

Family and friends, still shocked and saddened by her death, say they'll always remembering the young woman who would light up a room when she walked in.

"She's the ballerina in the sky now," one of her friends told CBS affiliate WTVH.

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said she was killed by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Steven Pieper, who then dumped her body in a park.

The 21-year-old Pieper, of Liverpool, N.Y., was charged with murder and pleaded not guilty Saturday night at his initial appearance in Clay town court.

Pieper was held without bail because of the seriousness of the charge, Fitzpatrick told the Syracuse Post-Standard.

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