Memorial walk held in honor of Kenia Monge 2 years after her death

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DENVER — For the second year in a row, the parents of 19-year-old Kenia Monge held a memorial walk honoring their daughter who disappeared after leaving a Denver nightclub in 2011.

Tony and Maria Lee along with many others walked through the streets of Denver to keep Kenia’s spirit alive, and to prevent what happened to her from happening to other young women.

Five months after Kenia’s disappearance in April 2011, Travis Forbes led authorities to her remains in a field in Keenesburg and confessed to killing her.

Forbes is now serving a life sentence for her murder.

The Lees now teach self-awareness and self-defense to young women, with Kenia as their inspiration.

“Spread the message,” said Kenia’s father Tony. “Tell Kenia’s story, learn self-defense techniques.”

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