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March to end violence in honor of stabbing victim

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By: Brittany Paris
bparis@klkntv.com

Friends and family of 27-year-old Jarvis Long marched from 27th & Holdredge to Peter Pan Park Wednesday night.

Their message was simple. Justice for Jarvis.

Long was stabbed to death in the park just last week. Police still don't have any suspects.

"We need answers for Jarvis. He's not here. So we're speaking for him. We're Jarvis's voice right now," Nuchi Woodworth, Lincoln, said.

"I'm out here tonight because we need justice for Jarvis. The killer is still on the loose," Mia Fernandez, Lincoln, said.

The group of about 20 people says not only are they remembering their friend, but they want to make sure a crime like this doesn't happen to other people.

Last week, a 5-year-old girl in Omaha was shot and killed by a stray bullet while eating breakfast.

Long's friends say all of this violence needs to stop.

"We sick of all the violence," Sean Miller, Lincoln, said. "It's not just with Jarvis, it's all around the country."

The marchers say Wednesday's walk is symbolic.

"I kinda wanted to get together a little gathering today to get together family and friends to be here to kinda take the same walk that Jarvis took," Jaron Hicks, Lincoln, said.

As police continue to search for a suspect, Long's friends and family are just asking why.

"To whoever, if you're watching, it was probably a misunderstanding. You just need to turn yourself in so we could hear your side of the story. People out here tonight to know answers," Miller said.

Marchers say they'll continue to hold events like this until they have justice for Jarvis. They say they're concerned a killer is on the loose, especially because a lot of kids live in the area.

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