WHITE CENTER—Family and friends of Crystal Vaughn marked the anniversary of her death Saturday night with a vigil. They held up candles and put up a sign that says "In loving memory of Crystal Vaughn" at the site of her murder nine years ago.
Her family says they still miss her. She was just 28 when she died and left behind five kids.
Police only have a sketch of her killer. They've never idenitified him, and are still working to find the home he took her to.
King County detectives think the home holds the clues they'll need to catch a killer.
Coming back to the bus stop at Southwest 101st Street and 15th Avenue Southwest is very, very difficult for Misty Wright.
Her sister Crystal was shot and killed right across the street nine years ago, but it still feels like yesterday.
Misty says, "Pain is constant daily. It's just something that doesn't go away."
It was about 3am August 28th 2001.
The sisters were waiting on a bus when a man passed by in a dark colored SUV perhaps a Chevy Tahoe or something similar.
Misty says, "He flipped a u-turn and came back to the location where we were at and we proceeded to get in the vehicle."
The three of them drove about a mile and a half to a house in the area of the 37 hundred block of Southwest 106th Street to have a drink but they didn't stay there long.
Misty says, "When we got to the house an argument occurred between my sister and him. He then brought us back to the area near the bus stop."
The sisters got out of the vehicle and they immediately walked away.
They felt like they had gotten far enough away where they would be OK, where they were safe.
Neither of them expected what would happen next.
Misty says, "I saw the headlights pull out and he came along and opened fire and hit my sister numerous times."
Crystal dies instantly.
Misty was able to help with a sketch. He's a black man with a medium to dark complexion, 27 to 35 years old, between six feet and six feet three inches tall.
Remember it's from 2001.
She doesn't remember the outside of the man's house but she was able to sketch the floor plan and the living room and the dining room and kitchen.
Investigators hope those sketches will jog someone's memory.
King County Sheriff Office Sgt. John Urquhart says, "Because of the location we think somebody has information out there that they might not even know they have but we need it."
Need it to get a man off the street who left five children without their mother.
Two more details.
Misty says there was a dolphin display on the car radio and the house was very tidy and she says there were toys and the man told them his niece was asleep.