Twenty years.....still no resolution...still no closure.
On April 26, 1993, the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks experienced arguably its darkest day.
With students, fresh off of All Campus Day activities, and preparing for final exams, the campus was rocked with the unthinkable.
Students and janitors found the body of a Native female in the shower on the second floor of Bartlett Hall.
The young woman, later identified as Sophie Sergie, had been sexually assaulted and shot in the back of the head.
Sophie's mother, Elena Sergie, was home in the Southwest Alaska village of Pitkas Point when the news came, in the form of two people
dispatched to her home.
"I knew something was wrong, because she called me everyday," she said. "When I saw the two people coming to my home, I just said please don't
tell me....I'm all alone. I knew something was not right."
Twenty years later, Sophie Sergie's killer remains on the loose.
Each year, Elena Sergie and her family comes to Fairbanks to commemorate her daughter's death, and interact with family members of other homicide
With the help of local organizations such as the Tanana Chiefs Conference, they were here again attending similar activities.
The annual "March of Remembrance" was first started by Shirley Dementieff, the late local activist who died in 2007.
After her passing, Native leader Shirley Lee took over the yearly event.
As of 2013, there are 37 unsolved homicides in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, including that of Sophie Sergie.
Friday's vigil and march drew elected officials, Native leaders, members of the Fairbanks Police Department and Investigators with the Alaska State Troopers "Cold Case" Homicide Unit.
Family members and friends.
Alexie Sergie, Sophie's brother, says his family's situation is similar to all the others, adding that "somebody know's something."
"Never give up hope, hope is always there," says Sergie. "Somebody will come out, and accidently say something when they are drinking, you know they will. Time will tell
....it might not be today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, but it will come out...I hope."