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Ariel Morgan Day brings awareness to unsolved murder from 2014

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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -

On Saturday a community came together to honor the life of Ariel Morgan. Ariel was shot and killed two years ago at a Moncks Corner block party.

Police have not made any arrests in her murder.

Ariel's mom, Kendra Morgan-Stevens', vision has come to light to help bridge the gap between community and police through Ariel Morgan Day.

"She was a free spirit, she was a very openly loving person," Kendra said.

She's still holding on to hope that a suspect will come forward.

"I still want people to know that she is very missed and unfortunately her murder is unsolved and hoping if I keep her name alive that one day someone will speak up on her murder," Kendra said.

Ariel was 19 and a Student at Francis Marion University.

The community came together at Berkeley High School to give tribute to her through dance and songs. The day was also to raise awareness about gun violence and to encourage witnesses to speak out. 

Duane Lewis is the Sheriff of Berkeley County he says several law enforcement agencies came together.

"When we come together with the community like this, not just in a tragedy, but in good things it builds that trust and the relationships  we need in the community so that we can solve their issues," Sheriff Lewis said. 

Paige and Hunter Moultrie came out in memory of their friend.

"It's kind of like an eye opener, just for people to realize that life is too short for foolishness, it's just, we just want to keep her alive," Hunter said.

Though days are tough, Kendra says prayer gets her through and she just wants the silence to come to an end. 

"It's not the police fault that the murder is unsolved it's the people not willing to speak on her murder," Kendra said.

If you know any details about the murder of Ariel Morgan police ask that you call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

The reward amount is $11,000.

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