TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Friends of Valentina Delva and other Indiana State University students and staff gathered Thursday evening for a somber candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 18-year-old freshman, who was shot and killed at an off-campus party last Friday.
University president Deborah Curtis also attended the vigil.
Delva had planned to become a nurse.
Friends knew her as Tina and described her as sweet, caring and someone whose smile could light up a room.
Delva’s mother, Marie Estinfils, said nothing can replace her daughter, but she’s asking for those who have any information about the shooter to step forward.
“I want justice for my daughter,” Estinfils said. “Even though I can’t bring her back, but as her mother I stand up here. She needs to have justice. Somebody needs to say something. If you know something, say something. Tina didn’t need to die like that. There’s something going on.”
Authorities are still investigating the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call (812) 244-2634.