louisdmv.jpgFamily and friends of Pearla Ann Louis whose body was found in a suitcase floating in the Bay on May 18, aren’t content to let her memory fade.

They’ve founded an anti Domestic Violence organization, called the Protecting Abused Loved 1’s Foundation (P.A.L), and are hosting a candlelight vigil this Saturday, October 23, to commemorate victims of and those lost from domestic violence.

According to SFPD spokesperson Lt. Lyn Tomioka, Ayesha Louis, Pearla’s oldest daughter, and other members of her family invite all to attend. “Pearla was loved and is missed by her family” Tomioka notes.

Lee Bell, the man accused of killing Louis following multiple incidents of domestic abuse, pled not guilty to charges in June. He remains in custody.

The vigil will start at 6:45pm Saturday near the red arrow on the corner of Folsom and Embarcadero, where the suitcase containing Louis’ body washed ashore. Purple and blue candles will be provided.

Those interested in participating can contact either Ayesha Louis at (510) 725-8040 or Kareem Marshall at (510) 325-6531. For more information, check out their facebook event page or email P.A.L at PearlaAnnLouis@gmail.com.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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