In photos: Mourners honor three slain Ashevilleans

The murky French Broad River flows due east as it passes by Carrier Park before it turns north at Lyman Street and eventually meanders through the mountains to the state of Tennessee where it combines with the Holston River to become the Tennessee River, which eventually feeds the mighty Mississippi by way of the Ohio River.

Sunday, at Carrier park, nearly 30 people bundled against a cold west wind, gathered to stand by the river in somber reflection and pay respect to the memories of Tatianna Diz, Alexandra King and Uhon Johnson, three young people of this community, taken too soon from those who loved them. To honor the dead, they cast flowers into the river to follow its currents as long as they will.

 

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About Able Allen
Able studied political science and history at Warren Wilson College. He enjoys travel, dance, games, theater, blacksmithing and the great outdoors. Follow me @AbleLAllen

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