By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont prep school teacher lured from her home and killed will be remembered by students, co-workers, friends and family at St. Johnsbury Academy where she was a science teacher.

A memorial service for 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the school gymnasium.

On Thursday, the school sold pink ribbons to raise money for Jenkins’ 2-year-old son Ty who was present when his mother was killed on Sunday night.

Police say two Waterford residents, 30-year-old Allen Prue and his 33-year-old wife Patricia Prue, lured Jenkins from her home by claiming their car had broken down.

They have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges.

Jenkins was strangled.

Her body was found in the Connecticut River on Monday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (2)
  1. Linder says:

    They pled guilty and told their sick story of premeditated murder and now pleading not guilty. There are no words to express the outrage and anger I feel for this poor innocent victim and her entire family. My prayers for the family.

  2. Trip says:

    I hope Ty is old enough to be able to have memories of his mother’s smile and of how much she loved him. At the same time, I hope he is not haunted by memories of her being taken from him.

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