Two weeks and still no arrests in the murder of a Grandview Heights mother. Friends of Jennifer Cooke say they hope that changes very soon.
On Sunday, the community paused to remember her through music and celebration. The event called Lady of the Lake Festival was held on the lawn of Grandview Heights Public Library.
"Jennifer is smiling right now she is loving this this was exactly what she lived for," said friend Za Unitt. Unitt organized the festival to honor Jennifer's life and embrace everything the mother was about, family, compassion and music.
Grandview Heights Police discovered Cooke's lifeless body two weeks ago in her Woodhill Drive townhome while performing a well-being check. Cooke had been stabbed several times. She had just celebrated her 35th birthday.
Missy Bussey says the outpouring of support and donations to help Jennifer's family heal have been tremendous, but the reality of it all is still very difficult.
"Tomorrow when this is all over and we're facing another day without answers that's when it's hard," Bussey said.
Friends told 10TV they're confident police will catch Cooke's killer, and confident their tightly knit community will continue to honor her life.
"We did this and when Grandview is struck with tragedy, we meet it head on and turn it into joy," Unitt told festival goers.
A memorial page has been dedicated in honor of Cooke and to help pay for her 10 year-old daughter's future.