LINWOOD — Family and friends will mark the one year anniversary of April Kauffman’s death with a vigil tonight down the block from the home in which she was killed.

The local radio host and veterans advocate was found shot to death inside her bedroom May 10, 2012. There has been no arrest in the case.

“We demand justice for April now,” a Facebook announcement for the vigil said. “Let’s make a difference.”

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Kauffman was known as a passionate veterans advocate. Just before her death, she was honored with the Governor’s Award for Community Service and had successfully led a petition drive to get local veterans care closer to home.

Her motto was, “If you don’t have courage, you don’t have change,” according to the Facebook posting.

People will meet 7 p.m. at the bike path off Woodstock Drive, behind Mainland Regional High School. There is a bench there dedicated to Kauffman, 47.

A rally will immediately follow the vigil.

“Here is your opportunity to be heard,” the announcement said. “She proved (one) person can make a difference. So please help to flush out her killer. He’s walked free way (too) long.”

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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