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Show of love at emotional vigil for 20-year-old woman found dead in bleachers

Posted at 11:18 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 23:18:58-04

Jasmine Morris, a beloved voice and creative mind taken too soon.

Her friends and family came together for an emotional balloon release in Northeast Baltimore Monday night.

The 20-year-old was found in the bleachers of a Northeast Baltimore football field last week.

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“Look at this love man, this is Jasmine,” her father Kimmie Morris said as he looked around at the crowd of people surrounding he and his wife Tina.

Her father said she was only scratching the surface of her talent. 

“If there is such a thing as a perfect angel, she was as close to it as humanly possible,” Kimmie Morris said.

Her mother, Tina Pierce Morris, said her daughter loved her family and friends and showed love for people that didn’t love her back.

 “She didn’t want you to be down she wanted you to be happy because she was happy,” Pierce Morris said. “She spread that happiness that joy.”

Her dad said she had the kind of voice that would make you stop what you were doing.

“The house would get quiet you feel that love, just singing in the shower. We would have to stop what we were doing and just take it in.”

It's been a hard week as friends and family learn more about what happened.

22-year-old marine Christopher Rather was denied bail on Monday on charges of beating her and stabbing her in the neck.

Then leaving her to die with her hands bound on a set of bleachers.

Police say Rather and Morris previously had a relationship and on Monday they found more evidence that will strengthen the case against him.

Morris’s parents are calling for forgiveness, and they say their daughter was a peacemaker whose spirit lives on.

 “She’s still touching lives today, she’s still ministry today, her spirit still lives today,” her mother said.

There will be a public viewing on Saturday morning at 9:30, and a funeral at 10:30 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Dundalk.