Annual "March of Rememberance" set for Friday downtown.

On Friday, local leaders and others will gather at Saint Matthews Church in downtown Fairbanks to remember homicide victims whose case remains unsolved.

The event was established by the late local activist Shirley Dementieff, who died in 2007.

The annual event has also drawn family members of the victim's as well.

As of 2013, there are dozens of unsolved homicides in the local jurisdiction.

"With the changing of the season, it's our hope that some of these situations change as well," said Rev. Scott Fisher, who heads St. Matthews.  "If you're a loved one, we hope the vigil brings peace.  If you're a perpetrator, we want you to know (through the vigil) that we remember, and won't forget."

Friday's "March of Rememberance" falls on the 20th anniversary of the still-unsolved murder of UAF student Sophie Sergie.

The 20-year old Sergie, from Pitka's Point in Southwest Alaska, was taking the semester off, but was in town for appointments when she was found sexually assaulted and shot to death in UAF's Bartlett Hall on April 26, 1993.

As has been customary since the vigil was first organized, Sophie's mother, Elena Sergie, will be in attendance.

"It's hard to believe its been 20 years since this happened," said the Rev. Shirley Lee, one of the organizers of the march.  "But we continue to hold out hope that some sense of closure (to the case) is forthcoming, for this case and others."