Family seeks answers in unsolved Warsaw murder

Saturday was a day of celebration and mourning for a community in Kosciusko County as family and friends remembered the life of Sarah Gibbs, who was murdered one year ago.

The event was held just two days after what would have been her 35th birthday.

“I’m sure most of you have stories about her and most of those a probably amusing,” said Howard Gibbs in front of the microphone.

Howard was visibly nervous in front of a modest crowd but slowly gained courage from the notes in front of him.

He recalled a story that made Saturday one of the toughest days of his life.

“Please search your memories for Sarah’s justice,” he said.

Sarah was Howard’s daughter.

“She was a special kind of person,” said Howard.

She was murdered inside her home a year ago right before the suspect set her house on fire.

“It’s just an extra crime that you know somebody took advantage of that innocence and ended her life before it was time,” said Howard.

Saturday, the community rallied to remember Sarah and the things she loved.

“I know she loved it so much to go [to Zumba], so she’s still my inspiration,” said Billie Luna, a friend of Sarah.

“It really touches my heart that Sarah touched so many lives and her life was touched by them in turn,” said Howard.

This unsolved crime will always be on this community’s mind, but at least a year later they’re closer to letting go.

“I’m sure Sarah’s up looking down and smiling at me and all the people that love her so much,” said Howard.

Sarah was killed in December 2014.

If you have any information or leads that can help solve this case you are encouraged to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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