LYNCHBURG,Va. -

With candles lit, emotions ran high as friends and family remembered Jamisha. After being reported missing, the teen was found dead in a wooded area. The young woman had planned on attending the University of Maryland.

“Jamisha was very outgoing person, she was a very smart young lady. There's so much you can say about her,” said friend Shadena Hill- Watkins.

Friends say she was the type of friend they could count on and talk to in time of need. They can't figure out why anyone would want to hurt Jamisha. When they heard the news they were devastated.

"How could this happen? Who would do something to hurt the kind of person she was? Why would somebody do something like that to her?” said Watkins.

“I'm cold, I’m numb, I’m shocked; I’m hurt. It’s something I wouldn't put on my worst enemy. This is a pain that I never want to experience again in life.

Inside of Megginson School friends tried to keep their emotions together, as they reflected on memories.

At the First Baptist Church of South Lynchburg, ministers from all over met to take a stance against violence toward the youth.

“We're praying and hoping that we could educate not only our young people but our senior members; our middle age members on how to be aware of their surroundings,” said minister Dr. Marshall Mays.