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Vigil held Sunday for 7-year-old girl killed by mother in Rothesay, N.B.

2 deaths at Rothesay apartment building deemed suspicious
Two deaths at a Rothesay apartment building were initially ruled suspicious, but police said Thursday that the investigation led them to believe it was the result of a murder-suicide.

A candlelight vigil is in the works for Sunday in Rothesay, N.B., in memory of a seven-year-old girl who was recently killed by her mother, who then killed herself, police say.

Kennebecasis Regional Police say 43-year-old Louise Cassie-Laflamme and her seven-year-old daughter were found dead in an apartment on Sierra Avenue on Dec. 30.

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Their deaths were initially ruled suspicious, but police said Thursday that the investigation led them to believe it was the result of a murder-suicide.

The vigil, which is being organized by a group called Bridge of Hope-Saint John, will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the end of the street where the pair lived.

“Unfortunately, (it’s) time to light our candles again. This time for the little angel lost last week,” a Facebook event for the vigil reads.

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“We do not know the reasons, and no reason justifies the loss of this little angel, but what we can all agree on is that this (mother’s) mental health played a factor in this tragedy, and two lives were lost.”

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According to a Facebook event for the vigil, the event will include people lighting candles and a walk to the apartment building, where they will leave flowers and teddy bears.

A moment of silence will also take place.