TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A vigil was held for the Boise stabbing victims at the Twin Falls Visitor's Center Wednesday night.
The Magic Valley Women of Color Coalition and the Director of the Miss Africa Idaho Pageant put the vigil on for 3-year-old Ruya Kadir who died after getting stabbed on her birthday.
Members of the community signed cards for the recovering refugee families who were stabbed as well.
Petals and prayers were sent over the Perrine Bridge in honor of Ruya.
"It was a way of saying that the beautiful soul of baby Ruya was as beautiful as those petals, and we are standing with the parents and, we are standing with the beautiful soul as it flies off with the wind and knowing that nature is with her," said Winnie Christensen, the director for the Miss Africa Idaho pageant.
She said they decided to a vigil in Twin Falls because she said the city is a welcoming place.
Christensen added that there were poems read by a few in the community, feeling the pain of the mother who lost her daughter.