Candlelight vigils were held Friday for a 13-year-old girl found dead in the village of Kake.
The death of Mackenzie Howard is being investigated as a homicide.
The Juneau Empire says candlelight vigils were planned across the state for 6 p.m. Friday, including in Southeast, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, by a Facebook group "Candlelight Vigil for Mackenzie."
In downtown Anchorage, a vigil was held to remember Howard. Approximately 60 people attended the 45-minute outdoor vigil that ended in Town Square. Organizer, Elizabeth Medicine Crow, said as the investigation continues even more support will be needed.
"I want [the family] to be able to sleep at night," said Medicine Crow. "I want our community to be able to sleep. I want them, I want their questions to be answered. I want there to be justice, if justice is able to be found for whatever has occurred."
Howard's body was found Tuesday night in the entryway of Kake Memorial Presbyterian Church, which had hosted a memorial service with out-of-town visitors earlier in the day.