It was a tragedy that stunned the nation. Tonight, family and friends are remembering the life of Karen Leclair.
Ron Hilliard joins us from Dobbin’s Landing, where members of the community are gathering to take back the site. It was in that area that surveillance cameras captured Karen Leclair boarding the Doris M. fishing vessel. It would be nearly a month before her body was found.
51-year-old Karen Leclair of Elk Creek Township left the dock at East Canal Basin on June 10th with her husband, Christopher Leclair, as seen on surveillance cameras by State Police. Weeks after a massive search, her body was recovered July 4th near Dunkirk, New York.
Her husband was charged in her death, accused of homicide. Tonight, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Sisters of Saint Joseph, and Sisters of Mercy will take back the site with a prayer vigil to help friends, family, and the community heal. It’s also an opportunity to share with the world memories of how someone lived, and not just how they died.