Kathleen Wilder

The Longest Night
8:06 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

'Longest Night' Ceremony Memorializes Homeless Who Died In 2013

Participants in the 10th "Longest Night" ceremony rise for the playing of taps.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon)

For the 10th year,  St. Louis residents joined social service providers and city officials at Centenary United Methodist Church Saturday to remember the homeless men and women who died in 2013.

A bell chimed as the Rev. Kathleen Wilder read the names - 16 in all. 

Two died of drug overdoses. Another was an infant, killed by a runaway car. Robyn Robel was fatally strangled and dumped along the Riverfront Trail in April.

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