Vigil held to honor woman killed in shooting while search continues for missing 2-year-old
An Amber Alert was issued after Noelani's mother, Sierra Robinson was killed on Monday.
On Friday, a vigil was held in Sierra's memory.
Those who gathered mourned the loss of the 24-year old.
But through the pain, her family still pleads for the safe return of her daughter.
“My Lani-Ann. Please, please, just give me back my Lani-Ann," her grandmother Latosha Bryant pleaded.
Family, friends, and supporters gathered to honor the life of 24-year old Sierra Robinson.
“I know she's looking down on me like my momma is doing it.”
Bryant's pain overshadowed by her missing grandchild, 2-year old Noelani Robinson , begging for her safe return home.
"They would not press any charges against you if you do it today.”
In a press conference, Chief Morales spoke out against the suspect Dariaz Higgins.
"The suspect is a cold-blooded killer. Our search to find Noelani has become a game to him," said Chief Morales.
Morales saying he gave officials misleading information.
"The suspect is a textbook definition of what we are confronting in human trafficking."
The executive director of "Exploit No More" says if a child isn't being trafficked, they can be used to control victims.
“Oftentimes, children are used as leverage in relationships to continue to force and control the adult into selling their bodies for sex,” said Jarrett Luckett from Exploit No More.
Luckett says although it's not spoken much of, violence plays a major role.
“The violence is one of the reasons individuals may stay in that life of abuse."
They say as heavy as their hearts are hurting for Sierra, they're still missing another part of their heart-begging for little Noelani's safe return home.
The FBI is offering a $5,000 dollar reward in an effort to find her.