Vigil: 'She was known by so many people and loved by all'

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The investigators have left and the crime tape is now gone in Empire, replaced with flowers and stuffed animals near the area where Holly Berry's body was found.

Dozens of Berry's friends and even complete strangers braved the wind and the rain to remember her life.

Cathy Pennington, a friend of Berry, said she wasn't surprised so many people turned out to honor the woman. "We didn't know who was going to be here, but I figured people would come rain or shine. She was known by so many people and loved by all, so it didn't surprise me," she said.

Berry is being remembered as a kind woman who always loved the less fortunate and those with special needs.

Friends brought flowers and wore clothes with Berry's favorite colors: pink and purple.

The memorial service was for the public, friends and people who searched for Berry, anyone who wanted to pay their respects.

A private service will take place next month in North Bend.