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Candlelight Vigils for Chelsea King & Amber Dubois

Thousands of mourners gathered for candlelight vigils to grieve the loss of 17-year-old Chelsea King and 14-year-old Amber Dubois. The vigil for Chelsea King was held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway on Tuesday, March 2. The vigil for Amber Dubois was held on Monday, March 8 at Escondido High School.

Thousands of mourners gathered at St. Michael's Catholic Church for a candlelight vigil and procession in memory of 17-year-old Chelsea King on March 2, 2010.

Thousands of mourners gathered at St. Michael's Catholic Church for a candlelight vigil and procession in memory of 17-year-old Chelsea King on March 2, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Mourners hold up candles in memory of 17-year-old Chelsea King during a vigil at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway on March 2, 2010.

Mourners hold up candles in memory of 17-year-old Chelsea King during a vigil at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway on March 2, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Chelsea King's grieving parents, Kelly and Brent King, thank their friends and the community for their love and support during a candlelight vigil in memory of their daughter on March 2, 2010.

Chelsea King's grieving parents, Kelly and Brent King, thank their friends and the community for their love and support during a candlelight vigil in memory of their daughter on March 2, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Chelsea King's friends, (left to right: Britnee Kaminski, Bryanna Hauser, Breanna Halpin and Abdullah Ziyada) wear the color orange at a candlelight vigil in her memory because they say the color reflects King's bright, energetic and radiant personality, March 2, 2010.

Chelsea King's friends, (left to right: Britnee Kaminski, Bryanna Hauser, Breanna Halpin and Abdullah Ziyada) wear the color orange at a candlelight vigil in her memory because they say the color reflects King's bright, energetic and radiant personality, March 2, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Friends of Chelsea King grieve over the loss of their friend at a candlelight vigil at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway on March 2, 2010.

Friends of Chelsea King grieve over the loss of their friend at a candlelight vigil at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway on March 2, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Thousands of Chelsea King's friends, family and community members walk with candles in silence down Pomerado Rd on March 2, 2010.

Thousands of Chelsea King's friends, family and community members walk with candles in silence down Pomerado Rd on March 2, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Mourners hold candles during a vigil for Amber Dubois at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Mourners hold candles during a vigil for Amber Dubois at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Community members place flowers on a memorial for Amber Dubois at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Community members place flowers on a memorial for Amber Dubois at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

More than 1,000 people gathered for a candlelight vigil at Escondido High School to remember 14-year-old Amber Dubois on March 8, 2010.

More than 1,000 people gathered for a candlelight vigil at Escondido High School to remember 14-year-old Amber Dubois on March 8, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Friends of Amber Dubois leave messages and poems of love and support at a make-shift memorial outside of Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Friends of Amber Dubois leave messages and poems of love and support at a make-shift memorial outside of Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

A crowd listens to family tributes during a candlelight vigil in memory of 14-year-old Amber Dubois at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

A crowd listens to family tributes during a candlelight vigil in memory of 14-year-old Amber Dubois at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

Shawnda Allen and her daughter Kayla McKemie attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Amber Dubois. Allen says she's keeping a closer watch over her daughter and taking extra safety measures to protect her from sexual predators.

Shawnda Allen and her daughter Kayla McKemie attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Amber Dubois. Allen says she's keeping a closer watch over her daughter and taking extra safety measures to protect her from sexual predators.

Following the tributes at a candlelight vigil for slain 14-year-old Amber Dubois, the crowd held up candles and began singing "Amazing Grace" at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Following the tributes at a candlelight vigil for slain 14-year-old Amber Dubois, the crowd held up candles and began singing "Amazing Grace" at Escondido High School on March 8, 2010.

Following the vigil, dozens of people walked to the front of the Escondido High School to pay tribute to Amber Dubois at a make-shift memorial, March 8, 2010.

Following the vigil, dozens of people walked to the front of the Escondido High School to pay tribute to Amber Dubois at a make-shift memorial, March 8, 2010.

Photo by Susan Murphy

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