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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 31,2015) - Monday marks one-year since an Indianapolis 15-year-old was murdered

On the anniversary of Dominique Allen’s death her family is calling for an end to the violence in Indianapolis.

Allen was a high school when police say she was kidnapped and strangled to death.

One year later her family says it’s still healing.

Allen’s friends and family gathered over the weekend for a balloon release to mark the anniversary of her death.

They said it was a chance for them to pause and remember her life.

The Allen family also wanted to remember all of the other victims of violence in Indianapolis over the past year during the event as well and push for peace in across the city.

“Unity, I want all of us to come together, this event was brought on because all of the violence in our community and what we want, especially as a family that knows what everyone is going through, we want you guys to know that it has to stop,” said Mareeka Allen, Dominique’s sister.

William Gholston is charged with Allen’s murder.

His trial is scheduled to begin on September 14.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says it has DNA evidence linking Gholston to Allen’s death.

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