PORTLAND, Ore. -- Family and friends of a slain 14-year-old Portland girl continued to plead for help to find her, handing out fliers and getting out the word online Wednesday.
A moment of silence was also held atPortland City HallWednesday morning as her friends and family joined city leaders to remember 14-year-old YashaneeVaughn.
The girl's 16-year-old boyfriend, Parrish Bennette, is in custody for her death last month. She was reported missing on March 21. Her body has not yet been found and there is a $1,000 reward in the case.
The city council meeting Wednesday morning began with comissioner Dan Saltzman, who said his thoughts are with yashanee vaughn's family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.
Yashanee was a sweet, effervescent, bubbly outgoing young woman with a fun sense of humor and she was a good student, he said.
The young woman's family and friends came to keep her name out in the public consciousness, in case anyone has any more information on the case.
We want to keep her face, we don't want her to just vanish. We want to keep her face going because we know somebody (saw) something that night and we need closure, her aunt Shawnta Hayes said.
After Saltzman's statements, there was a brief moment of silence for Vaughn. Since Monday, flags around the city have been flying at half staff to honor the teen.