It’s been 30 years since Tracy Lynn Kirkpatrick was brutally murdered here at the West Ridge Shopping Center in Frederick, Md. Even though it’s been 30 years, her family is keeping her life and legacy alive.
Family members and close friends came to West Ridge Shopping Center to tell stories and remeber the good times they had with Tracy Lynn Kirkpatrick.
“She loved listening to her radio, really loud in the car. Because we used to go to school and she used to take me to school, so I remember always doing goofy stuff at the wheel and listening to the radio,” Tracey’s youngester sister Angie Nicewarner says.
“She was funny, she was shy, she was beautiful, she was smart. She had her life planned out. She knew where she was going to go and what she needed to do to get there, said Deonda Kirkpatrick, Tracy Lynn’s older sister.
But, all the fun they had with Tracy Lynn ended on March 15th, 1989. That night she was working at Alien’s Ladies Sportswear when someone stabbed her to death.
“Evidence wasn’t collected correctly, it wasn’t preserved correctly, so now we’re 30 years later, with no lead. We’re still where we were 30 years-ago.” Deonda Kirkpatrick says.
The vigil was held in part to keep Tracy Lynn’s story alive, so they can one day find Tracy Lynn’s killer.
“Everybody’s getting older, we got to find out before we’re all gone.” Jack Kirkpatrick says.
I’m hoping that through all this notoriety and commuity and people hearing about it, knowing that it you know it hasn’t been solved somebody will eventually come forward and say they saw something, or know something or heard something.
The Frederick Police Department is actively investigating the case.