Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Candlelight vigil for Jacque Waller

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Jacque Waller’s family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday night in Cape Girardeau. It’s been two months since the 39-year old mother of triplets disappeared. 

At least 100 people attended the prayer service in front of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, where Waller worked.

Many were family, some were friends. Others had never even met Jacque Waller, like Jennifer Will from Perryville. She was helping sell bracelets, bottled water, key chains and other items to raise money for Jacque’s family.

“I heard about the case around the 5th of June and I was so touched and moved by it and I wanted to do something to help. Me and my husband own a sound system and we’ve been donating equipment for the benefit dances as well as doing the bracelet sales for her family,” Will said.

Coworker Kat Elfrink of Jackson has also been helping raise funds for Waller’s three children. She has seen an outpouring of support both in Southeast Missouri and across the globe.

“I mean it would be impressive to know she made an impact on that many people. I mean, when you’re here, you hope that you affect somebody as some point, and that you’re remembered. But at this point, at 13000 people on her Facebook page, you know, there’s a big outpouring. She is remembered for sure,” Elfrink said.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department say that Jacque Waller’s husband, Clay Waller, is a person of interest in her disappearance. He is currently in custody at the Cape Girardeau County jail on stealing and harassment charges. The charges are unrelated to Jacque’s disappearance.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU

Photo: Friends and family launch balloons at a vigil in honor of Jacque Waller.


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