A prayer vigil Friday proceeded Saturday's removal of the house where Jordanne Murray, Aaron Smith, Bradley Schultz, Lindsey Stahl, Lianna Thomas and Katrina McCorkle were killed last fall in Crandon. Off duty officer Tyler Peterson committed the murders before later taking his own life. Pastor Bill Farr led the prayer vigil. "This house is going to be removed, and a new symbol will be built in it's place," said Farr. "It will be a memorial of those young people, and it will share what they were, and what they were motivated by. Every time we pass by this place, we will be reminded of their lives."
Ojibwe tribal drummers participated in the ceremony, and Fred Ackley of the Mole Lake Sokaogon explained the drumming and singing was not only to honor the people who passed on, but to help those left behind to go on. "It's going to be a beautiful spot here, where people can come and remember these children," said Ackley. Some 250 people came out to honor the memory of the six victims.