Candlelight vigil Sunday for Josie Berrios on Ithaca Commons

Friends of Josie Berrios, the woman whose body was found in Collegetown this week, have organized a candlelight vigil in her memory at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons.

An image of Josie Berrios courtesy of a GoFundMe campaign created by her family.

The House of Merlot performing troupe says the “proud trans woman of color” has also been known as Kendra Adams. “She always tried her best to make new performers feel comfortable in our spaces.”

A 45-year-old Ithaca man was arrested on Tuesday night and charged with murder in the second degree and arson in the first degree, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

The Berrios family created a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral expenses. They have said other fundraising campaigns are unauthorized.

The candlelight vigil will begin at 7pm on Sunday, June 18th at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons.

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