People from across the Gulf Coast expressed that feeling Thursday by the Bay St. Louis Mississippi beach where the body parts of the murdered mother and Bourbon Street dancer washed up last week.
People of all ages wrote notes, lit candles and said prayers.
Meanwhile, police and federal agents worked to solve the grisly killing which took place sometime after the 23-year-old Temptations dancer left work with two persons of interest last Wednesday morning.
Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez are in jail on charges unrelated to the murder but are continuing to be questioned about the crime by investigators, Hancock County, Mississippi Chief Deputy Don Bass said Thursday.
The two were arrested Tuesday by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force.
Last Wednesday morning Lockhart went missing.
She was seen leaving Temptations with Sanchez and Speaks on the club’s security video, investigators said.
Days later the dancer’s torso, head and limbs were found scattered on beaches and in the water in Hancock and Harrison Counties.
Though they are being questioned and held in jail, neither Sanchez nor Speaks have been formally charged with murder.