Berkeley Co. creates Ariel Morgan Day

VIDEO: Berkeley Co. creates Ariel Morgan Day

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Wednesday night, the Berkeley County Council declared that June 7 will be known as Princess Ariel Morgan Day.

The 19-year-old college student's murder is still unsolved. She was killed at a party in Moncks Corner almost a year ago.

"Her name will always ring in people's ears when June 7th comes," Kendra Morgan-Stevens, Ariel Morgan's mother said.

"She was one of those people who would go out of her way to make sure everyone had what they needed," Brianna Jenkins, a close friend of Ariel Morgan said.

Jenkins remembers Ariel being kind and outgoing. She and the family are still searching for answers.

"It's been hard for everyone because it's hard waking up everyday knowing that people out there know who did it to her and they don't want to speak up or help," Jenkins said.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's office has been following up leads but the case remains unsolved.

"Hopefully making this day a proclamation of being her day will encourage witnesses or anyone who has information regarding this case to come forward to bring closure to and justice for this family," Morgan-Stevens said.

She still struggles with her daughter's death.

"It's been a hard process, you know, day-by-day, taking it one day at a time and with her murder not being solved, still trying to stay positive," Morgan-Stevens said.

She still hopes for justice.

"If you know something, please speak up," Morgan-Stevens said. "It's very important that we get justice. There's no need to keep this to yourself."

The reward for information leading to an arrest is now at almost $9,000.

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