This is the heart and soul of NOVJL: the true stories of lives so cruelly taken, and crimes so horrifically committed, that they must be told if there is to be any hope for understanding of this difficult issue. Links to individual victim memorial pages can be found by state below, grouped by the state where the victims were murdered.
Please help us find others. You may add a victim to our memorials by filling out the form below and submitting it. You will be contacted at the email address you provided for a photo as soon as we receive your request. When reading these stories of our murdered loved ones, and know that . . . There are hundreds more . . . Names we do not know and are not being told, even though millions of dollars have been spent to name, identify, and communicate with and for their murderers. The precious lives of these Victims – lost to those who choose to commit murder – causes more damage than most people can ever measure or understand. These murders have left catastrophe in their wake, and have ramifications that cause damage for a lifetime. And the toll is not just on the family and friends – it has staggering costs for all in our society.
For years and years and years after the first act of horror – the killing continues to exact its toll. A toll too large to measure. We can only work with our every breath to remember and honor them by working to make sure no one else has to go through what we have gone through. We want to give no more place to their murderers in our lives. They have lost the right to walk among us. We beg the leaders of our nation to give us, at the very least, legal finality in these cases. We have been through the trials, the agony, and we deserve, at the very least, not to endure any more torture. We want them to serve out their life in prison sentences, permanently and anonymously. Some of us are praying that these offenders grow to learn to be better human beings, and that they dedicate their lives to helping others, from where they are, working to make restitution to their victims and to society. Being sorry is not enough. They can still save their souls. They can and should work to redeem these tragedies, as we also work to redeem these tragedies. But all this they can do while they serve their sentences. For even in prison they get to live, love, learn, laugh, be with family, and experience pleasure and joy. The killers owe all of us the rest of their lives. Our loved ones are gone forever. The generations that would have come from them are gone forever. All that they would have accomplished in their lives is gone forever. All the ways they would have touched and shaped the world and people around them is gone forever. The love and light they added to the world is gone forever. Our hearts are broken forever.
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