Hundreds remember Beaver Co. woman at vigil; Body found in river

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. —

Hundreds of people attended a vigil on Monday to remember the life of a Beaver County woman.
 
Sharone “Lonnie” Nakoa’s body was found in the Ohio River last week.
 
More than 200 family members and friends gathered on Mt. Vernon Drive in Aliquippa to honor the 33-year-old mother of three.
 
“We didn’t realize she touched so many people,” said Nakoa’s mother Patsey Nakoa.
 
“She was just a loving and caring person who would do anything for anybody, and for someone to harm her or for her to end up this tragic way, it's very sad,” said Nakoa’s friend Susan Capel.
 
Supporters released balloons in memory of the young woman.
 
Nakoa had been missing since February.  On Friday, her body was found.
 
“He (police officer) sent me a picture of her tattoo on her back.  It was her,” said Patsey Nakoa.
 
In what is believed to be their last conversation, Nakoa told her mom she was going to pick up her son from his father’s house.
 
Patsy Nokoa said her daughter was upset about a recent custody change.
 
“I want to know what happened to my daughter so I can move on,” said Patsy Nakoa.

 

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