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Family and friends gather to remember Kimberly Watts

Friends and family aren't giving up hope for justice. (Photo source: WLOX) Friends and family aren't giving up hope for justice. (Photo source: WLOX)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

Kimberly Watts was murdered in her Long Beach home on Nov. 10, 2014. Two years later, her family is still looking for justice.

"Kim's not forgotten," said Kimberly's brother-in-law, George Bass.

Thursday night at the Long Beach Harbor where more than a hundred of her closest friends and family gathered to remember her.

"It makes me realize just how much Kim was loved in the community," said Kimberly's brother Joey Holcomb.

Along with remembering Kimberly, prayers were lifted for justice. Her brother Joey Holcomb wants to see the unsolved crime remain front and center in the hearts and minds of people across the Coast.

"The fact that there's a brutal murderer still on the loose two years after he stole her life is a concern for the whole community," Holcomb said.

Bass was the first person to discover Watts in her home two years ago. Despite the passing of time, he remains optimistic a break in the case will happen.

"Two years, it seems like this person probably thinks they got away with it," Bass said. "But, that's not going to be the case."

The family finished the night with a bonfire and a flame burning in Watts' memory as a reminder of who she was, and the search for closure that still remains.

"That was one of Kim's favorite things to do was to go to a bonfire on the beach," Bass said.

Long Beach Police Chief Wayne McDowell says the FBI and other agencies have been assisting in the investigation. However, he has no new information to release at this time. 

Anyone with information about the death of Kimberly Watts is asked to contact Long Beach Police, or Crime Stoppers.

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