POMEROY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Thursday night a group who understands each other's heartache all too well came together at the Meigs County Courthouse as part of Crime Victims Rights Week.
Loved ones of more than 20 local homicide victims dating back to the 1980's joined together for a candlelight vigil.
It's an annual night of healing for Brenda Roush, whose son Chris was murdered over drugs and money in Mason County in 2008.
"This is an event where families can come together in their pain and share how they're able to overcome their grief and be able to bond," Roush said.
Carolyn Burgess's son Jeffrey was killed in 1991, also over drugs.
More than 20 years later, she says it's comforting being around others who understand how she feels.
"It helps to know you're not the only one in this situation and you can feel some compassion for the other victims," Burgess said.