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Peace Rally held in downtown Dubuque, response to Tuesday's murder

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

People in Dubuque came together in the downtown area after the brutal killing of Nancy Krapfl.

They are calling for a safer community.

It was a peace rally, that started with a moment of silence, followed by a prayer for Nancy -- the woman who was sexually assaulted and murdered Tuesday morning in downtown Dubuque.

Community leaders,  parents and children attended the rally at Jackson Park in honor of Nancy.  

The clear message that was shouted out was, "See something! Say something."

Neighbors say they've seen an increase of violence in the area, so community organizers say it was important to get people together, especially after Nancy's attack.

"It kind of popped the cap, as I say. All these people wanna get together and say hey, enough's enough. Let's stop all the violence because its getting out of hand and it's ridiculous," said Jeff Montgomery, VP of the Downtown Neighborhood Association.

Local community organizations also showed their support.  The Riverview Center passed teal ribbons to spread awareness about sexual assault.

Although not everyone who attended knew Nancy, many Dubuquers say this tragedy affected them, so it was important to show their support.

Bard Roling said she attended "just to let the people that live here (downtown) know all of the Dubuquers want this to be a safe place for everybody."

Towards the end of the rally, colorful balloons were released into the sky to honor her life.

Nancy's funeral will be held Tuesday at St. Joseph's church in Farley.

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