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Family and friends honor Crystal Gaffney's life

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Family and friends gathered Sunday night in Waterloo to honor the life of Crystal Gaffney.

Sometimes, they said, it's all you can do.

"It makes me feel good to see that she is loved," family friend Catrese Caldwell said.

Gaffney, the mother of three little girls, was found dead on a rural Linn County road this week. A man she had been seeing, Shaun Hogan, has been charged with her murder.

"He's a monster," Caldwell said. "He took her away from her children, I just didn't think he could do something like that."

Hogan has been arrested, and made his first appearance in court last week, but the mourners said the vigil wasn't about him, but remembering the life of the person they love.

With candles,balloonss, and prayers, they remembered Crystal, as a mother and friend to so many.

"We'll keep her in our prayers daily," Caldwell said. "We'lldefinitelyy be there for her children."

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