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HAMILTON, Ohio - Rain and wind didn't stop dozens of people from gathering to remember Chelsea Johnson at a vigil in Hamilton Friday night.

Many of the people that came out wore purple, which was Johnson's favorite color.

The event was a chance for classmates to reflect on their time with the 15-year-old who was found stabbed to death Monday in a creek near her Fairfield home.

"She was always nice to me, always came up running to give me a hug, she was just a very good person," said Joseph Meyer, a friend of Johnson.

Johnson's mother, Vicki Fible, showed her appreciation for the support.

"As hard as it is, you know, it's nice to have people around that care, and loved her, because she didn't know a stranger, know what I mean, she loved everybody," said Fible.

Fairfield Police Chief Mike Dickey says he believes Johnson knew her attacker based on how she was killed.

The victim was last seen going to an AmeriStop convenience store around noon on Sunday. Investigators say Johnson could be seen in surveillance video buying a snack with a friend she walked to the store with.

Fible is still waiting on answers as to what happened to her daughter. She's asking anyone with information to come forward so that she and her family can have closure.

"She's going to be missed, very very much," said Fible.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352–3040.

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