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Memorial Service held for murder victim Breanna Wood

Posted: 8:58 PM, Jan 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-14 21:58:58-05

Family and friends of 21-year old Breanna Wood came together Saturday to celebrate her life. Breanna’s death was ruled a homicide.

The service was filled with music, prayer, and tears of joy and sorrow. It was all in memory of Breanna Wood. 
     
Police say Wood was shot in the back of the head, then her body was placed in a small box. Wood’s remains were found last week at an abandoned home south of Bluntzer, after she was reported missing last October.
     
Breanna’s family hopes her tragic death can serve as a lesson to others. 

"If you need help with drugs, or domestic violence you have to speak to your loved ones. They need to speak with you. There are support groups. There’s help. Don’t be scared. Ask for it. That way a senseless tragedy never happens to any family. Because no mom or family needs to go through this," said Fallon Wood, Breanna’s mother. 

Detectives have charged 26-year-old Joseph Tejeda with Breanna’s murder. Tejeda’s bond is set at one million dollars.

At Breanna’s memorial service everyone wore purple, which sheds light on domestic violence.

Breanna’s mother wanted to thank the community, and everyone who helped find her daughter.