CSU Student Remembered At Memorial Service


THE STOLEN TRUCK IS STILL MISSING. THE BABY WAS GIVEN BACK TO HER DAD. HUNDREDS REMEMBERED A CSU COLLEGE STUDENT KILLED AFTER CELEBRITY HER BIRTHDAY. SAVANNAH CAT NEARLY DIED IN A SHOOTING. SHE WAS SHOT AND KILLED ALONG WITH HER FRIEND TRISTAN KENT IN FORT COLLINS LAST WEEK. MEGAN DIERKER WAS ALSO HURT. THE GUNMAN WOULD KILL HIMSELF. JAMIE LEARY IS LIVE IN CENTENNIAL YOUR FRIENDS REMEMBER SAVANNAH. Reporter: SAVANNAH’S FATHER SPOKE RIGHT HERE WITH HER MOTHER AND SISTER. HE TOLD HUNDREDS IN ATTENDANCE THAT WHILE SHE WAS TAKEN FROM THIS EARTH FAR TOO SOON, ALTHOUGH SHE ACCOMPLISHED WAS INCREDIBLE. THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS EVERYONE TO FOCUS ON. JUST BY LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS DISPLAYED AT HER MEMORIAL, YOU CAN TELL SAVANNAH McNEILLY HAD A BIG PERSONALITY. SAVANNAH WAS THE MOST JOYFUL PERSON I HAD EVER MET IN MY LIFE. Reporter: HUNDREDS TURNED OUT TO REMEMBER SAVANNAH AND SUPPORT THE FAMILY SHE LEFT BEHIND. THEY KNOW THERE IS A PURPOSE EVEN THOUGH IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. THEY LOOK FORWARD TO FINDING THAT. I THINK WE ARE ALL IN SHOCK. Reporter: HER FAMILY TOLD THE CROWD THEY REFUSED TO FOCUS ON THE TRAGEDY THAT TOOK HER LIFE BUT INSTEAD THE COLOR SHE BROUGHT TO EVERYONE ELSE’S. SHE REALLY DID LIVE A LIFE FULLY. I DON’T THINK SHE WOULD BE SATISFIED IF THERE WERE PEOPLE IN MORNING. SHE LIVED HER LIFE AND THAT IS WHAT SHE WANTS ALL OF US TO DO. Reporter: WHEN FANS AND FAMILY — FRIENDS AND FAMILY WERE DONE SHARING STORIES, THEY RELEASED BALLOONS. SAVANNAH LOVED COLOR. THE RAINBOW WAS HER INSPIRATION. SHE WAS AN ARTIST. I BELIEVE THE BALLOONS SIGNIFY WHO SHE WAS AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND THE BRIGHTNESS THAT COMES WITH THAT. Reporter: HER GRANDFATHER SPOKE TOWARDS THE END. HE SAID MAY WE ALL DECORATE EACH OTHER’S LIVES THE WAY SAVANNAH DECORATED OURS. POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING.

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