WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The violent murder sent shock waves through her hometown of Wilbraham. Amy Lord's friends and neighbors gathered Wednesday night to remember the Minnechaug graduate.
Tim Fortin of Wilbraham went to Minnechaug Regional High School with Amy. He said, "I was physically sick to my stomach when I heard her name."
Neighbor Bill Bickley told 22News, "There's no explanation. It defies explanation. I just can't. She wasn't doing anything wrong."
The Wilbraham community lost one of their loved ones, 24-year-old Amy Lord. Boston Police say she was kidnapped and killed in broad daylight Tuesday morning in Boston.
Amy Lord grew up in Wilbraham. She graduated from Minnechaug High School in 2007 and from Bentley University just outside of Boston in 2011.
One of her friends spoke at the vigil. He said, "Amy touched every one of our lives. I guess all we can do is just try to what she would've done and touch everyone else's lives."
Emotions ran high at Wednesday night's candlelight vigil. Hundreds of people lit candles to remember their beloved friend, neighbor, classmate.
Fortin said, "Amy was unbelievably well loved. She touched many lives. She was always very kind, very sweet. Her energy was just intoxicating."
Bickley said, "She was just a great kid. Everyone's going to tell you the same thing. She really was. I'm not just saying that. She really was an angel. She was really special."
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP' to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.