ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Today marks 1 year since the murder of 18-year-old Aniya Cook and her family has used the tragedy to keep her legacy alive and educate the community.
It`s been a rough for Rochelle and Orlando Cook. They`re still dealing with the murder of Aniya who was shot and killed on July 31 , 2012 while sitting in a car with a friend at the 5200 block of Highland. Both parents say their young and talented daughter bad big plans for the future.
"You have to relive this everyday, it can be people calling you to ask if you are ok or her friends having meltdowns and calling in the middle of the night," said Rochelle.
Family and friends started what they`re calling the Team Niya movement. They also created the Aniya Cook scholarship foundation. A rally and fundraiser is set for this Saturday.
"We have started this foundation to help other kids go to college because Aniya never got a chance to she was three weeks away and she didn`t make it," Rochelle said.
St. Louis City police say 2 men are charged in the murder and the family believes there`s a third shooter and will continue to search for answers.
Rally and Fundraiser info:
Rally -10am at Kingshighway and Highland
Fundraiser- 1pm at Loretta Hall Park located at 15th and Carr