VACAVILLE, CA - One of Vacaville's most notorious cold case murders was remembered Monday night. Friends held a vigil honoring the life of De Anna Lynn Johnson 28 years after her brutal murder.
There are some people in Vacaville who refuse to forget Johnson, including her best friend, Paula Weinberg. She last saw Johnson, 14, at a party in 1982. Johnson's body was found the next day on railroad tracks near her home. Investigators said she had been beaten.
"I was the first person to see her leave the house, but not the last person to her alive...don't know who that person was," Weinberg said.
Now, 28 years later, the community still mourns the death of the little girl with a bright smile. Friends and family hold out hope that her killer will finally be caught.
"No one has ever been charged," said Weinberg. "Keep hope alive that her murderer will be found."
Investigators said there are still no suspects in the case. A $50,000 reward remains for information leading to an arrest in her murder.