On Saturday night, friends, family and community members gathered together to support the family of Angelina Sicola and each other following Sicola's untimely death.
Sicola's body was found Thursday afternoon at a Springs apartment. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
The candlelight vigil was held at the U.S. Taekwondo Center in Monument, where she worked,
11 News talked with her boss, a close friend, who talked about her as though she was family. Jay Lee, the U.S. Taekwondo Center director of operations, recalled her infectious personality and expressed how much she'll be missed.
"Lot of people would agree with me that the biggest memory people have of Angelina is her smile," Lee said.
Lee has known Sicola for more than six years. She worked with him as an administrator at the taekwondo center.
"It was of course a shock for everyone involved and certainly for me knowing what a kind person she was," Lee said.
Sicola graduated from Palmer Ridge High School in Monument in 2011 and was a sophomore attending UCCS.
"Everybody who was around her knew that her life was so promising, that she was wise beyond her years, she was very mature and well liked by all those around her," Lee said.
As the investigation continues, so does the search for her killer. Detectives say at this time, they don't have any suspects linked to Sicola’s death.
If you'd like to help the Sicola family, you can contact and donate through the taekwondo center. U.S. Taekwondo Center: 16328 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument (719) 488-4321
Investigators are asking for your help in finding her killer. If you have any information that might help, you're asked to call police (719) 444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP.
Angelina Sicola’s body was found Thursday afternoon at the Featherstone Apartments on Half-Turn Road, near Academy and Austin Bluffs in Colorado Springs.
Friday, the coroner's office ruled her manner of death a homicide. They say she was strangled.
Colorado Springs police say Sicola was 20 years old. Her body was found in apartment 315.
Friends and family said the 20-year-old was a really smart, witty, hard-working young woman. Friends said Sicola grew up in Monument, graduating from Palmer Ridge High School in 2011.
She also worked as an administrator at a taekwondo center in Monument. That taekwondo center released a statement saying, “We will continue to draw from the memory of Angelina’s infectious smile, determination, and caring spirit.”
Sicola was a sophomore attending UCCS. 11 News talked to other UCCS students living at the same apartment complex.
"I’m only 25 and I live by myself...so to know that there are things like this happening...on a daily basis it seems like, that's not ok, especially for some of my neighbors who are young and this is their first apartment experience...I wouldn't wish that on anybody," Lindsey Rees said.
Officials say they did not suspect foul play at first -- but something made them change their minds.
Investigators say they do not have any suspects in Sicola's death, which marks the 13th homicide in Colorado Springs this year.
If anyone has information about this case, you are asked to call (719) 444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP.