DENVER -- Family and friends of Kenia Monge gathered in City Park on Sunday to reflect both on a painful anniversary and the struggle to protect more women from violent predators.
Monge, who died in April 2011, was murdered after accepting a ride from a stranger while leaving a Denver nightclub. The teen's remains were found on September 7, 2011 after killer confessed to police.
"If I didn't have this is as therapy, I don't know where we'd be right now," said Tony Lee, the missing girls stepfather.
Monge's family and friends hosted a picnic and self defense class on Sunday afternoon to mark the three year anniversary of her killer's confession.
The family has setup a foundation to honor their daughter. More details can be found here.