Melissa Vigil was a 16-year old junior at Cesar Chavez High School.
Early in the morning of Tuesday October 7, 2008 at the intersection of Hidalgo Ave. and South Vista Grande, Melissa was treacherously murdered. The truck she was in didn’t protect her from the deadly onslaught of bullets.
When one of the rounds struck her in the head, she not only lost her life, she lost her hopes, her dreams, and her future.
Because the days are precious, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is deeply saddened by the senseless loss of this young woman”s life. Justice becomes a reality when three key groups create an effective partnership – the cops, the courts, and the community.
Silent Witness has offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers. Today PLEA Charities will donate an additional $5000 to Silent Witness and PLEA Attorney, Michael Napier, is donating another $2000, to bring Melissa’s killers to justice.
CLICK HERE to read a copy of the PLEA press release urging community response.