March 18, 2009
Candlelight Vigil on Three-Year Anniversary of Murdered Youth
A candlelight vigil will be held to honor the memory of murdered gay youth Maurice Dupree Green, at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Cielito Park, 3402 W. Campbell Ave.
Green, also known as “Melissa,” was fatally shot on March 21, 2006, as he walked northbound on 35th and Glenrosa avenues dressed as a woman.
The community is invited to attend the vigil, which will be held a few blocks from where Green was shot. “We must continue to honor Maurice’s memory and let the public know that the Police still need information to solve this crime. Crimes such as these should never be tolerated in our community,” said Vice Mayor Tom Simplot.
Green’s murder is still unsolved. Anyone with information about his murder should contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS. A cash reward of $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspected killer.
For more information about the vigil, contact Megan Schmitz with Vice Mayor Simplot’s office at 602-262-4830.