Take Back the Site vigil to be held tonight for John Wesley Allen

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A Take Back the Site vigil will be held for a murder victim tonight.

56-year-old John Wesley Allen was murdered in the 800 block of East 5th Street in October.  His body was found inside the residence.  Coroner Lyell Cook deemed his death a homicide by way of stab wounds to the head and neck. Police say there were signs of trauma to the body.

Police also say the murder of Allen is still unsolved.  If you have any information, please click here to enter a tip online or call (814) 870-1125.

Tonight’s prayer vigil will reclaim the site for nonviolence.  The vigil will begin at 5: 15pm  at 822 East 5th Street and last about 15 minutes.

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