Candlelight vigil tonight for murdered woman
Public invited to remember woman found along I-80
MILE RUN — Roads to Peace will be holding a candlelight vigil today at 6 p.m. in Loganton. The event will be held in remembrance of Rebecca Landrith who was found murdered at the Mile Run exit of Interstate 80 on Feb. 7.
“Her life, although cut short at 47 years old, was nonetheless one that spread beauty and joy through her job as a professional model, and also as an accomplished violinist,” a release from Roads to Peace said.
Although the Mile Run exit is inside the Union County line, Roads to Peace said many local people consider it to be the farthest edge of Sugar Valley.
“Therefore… Roads to Peace is hosting a candlelight vigil in memory of Rebecca in the neighboring borough of Loganton,” the release said.
The vigil will take place at the War Memorial on East Main Street in the borough near First National Bank.
“The public is invited and encouraged to attend, but is reminded that COVID-safe procedures will be in place and that masks and social distancing will be enforced,” the release said.
Rebecca Landrith worked as a professional model in the Big Apple, but on Feb., the 47-year-old was found dead from gunshot wounds to the head, neck and throat along the Mile Run interchange of Interstate 80, just east of Loganton in Union County.
Days later, state troopers arrested Tracy Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, on Feb. 10 at a truck stop in Southington, Conn. and charged him with the murder of Rebecca Landrith, 47.
Authorities said they believed Landrith was likely shot elsewhere before her body was discovered on Feb. 7 along an I-80 eastbound ramp in Union County.