Vigil held in remembrance of Knoxville mother-to-be

Vigil held in remembrance of Knoxville mother-to-be

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Brittany Caroline Eldridge (source: Facebook) Brittany Caroline Eldridge (source: Facebook)
Friends and family gathered in front of Brittany's unit at Cross Creek Apartments and shared stories about her. Friends and family gathered in front of Brittany's unit at Cross Creek Apartments and shared stories about her.

By SAMANTHA SARACINO
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Family and friends gathered Wednesday evening to remember Brittany Eldridge as the search for her killer continues.

The pregnant 25-year-old was found dead inside her North Knoxville apartment on Tuesday.

"This is truly one of the worst things ever to happen in my life, ever in my life. It's the worst thing for a mother to have to go through," said Brittany's mother, Robin Owens.

It was an emotional evening for family, friends and neighbors as well.

"I would have never ever, ever expected something like this in my wildest imagination. It still doesn't feel real. It still feels like a nightmare," said Jeffery Sherwood, Brittany's brother.

They gathered in front of Brittany's unit at Cross Creek Apartments and shared stories about her. There were songs and tears as people lit candles and filled her patio with trinkets and messages in remembrance of two lives lost.

"She's the type of woman a mother would pray her son to find. The world has lost a truly good soul," said Velma Smith, Brittany's cousin.

Loved ones had nothing but great things to say about Brittany and just how much she was looking forward to being a mom.

"I can't even put it into words. She loved that baby boy and she never even got to see him. That's all she wanted was a baby boy. I wanted her to have that baby boy because I was so looking forward to having a nephew. Now I'll never have the chance," said Brittany's brother.

Brittany's family says they're putting their faith in law enforcement and the community to bring justice to Brittany and her unborn baby.

"I'm hoping that whoever did this will be brought to justice. Somebody's going to get caught for this. Somebody has to pay," he said.

"We need some answers. We need them now. We need some answers," Owens said.

There's still no information on a possible suspect. Police continue investigating.

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