Family holds vigil for missing 19-year-old Sarah Gonzales McLinn

TOPEKA, Kan. - There are still many questions about the disappearance of 19-year-old Sarah Gonzales McLinn, who has been missing since last Friday after the man she was living with turned up dead in his home.

Police are not sure if she knows anything about her roommate Harold Sasko's death. They have ruled it a homicide but do not have any suspects at this point.

On Wednesday night, family members held a vigil for her at St. David's Episcopal Church in Topeka, Kan. Her family said their focus is on their love for Sarah.

"The feeling of loss and confusion and not knowing where your loved one is at just hurts," her cousin Lisa Gonzales Chappell said.

"She means a lot to me. She's my sister. She's the closest person to me and I just want her home," her sister Ashley McLinn said.

Family and friends said they are struggling to find hope in a time filled with uncertainty.

"You never think it can happen to your family and you never know what the next day brings," Lisa said.

At the vigil, loved ones held onto each other for strength and continued to pray for her return.

"We don't care what happened or anything like that. We just want Sarah's safe return," Lisa said.

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