RENO, NV - "He was a beautiful loving son, he was going to grow up to be a great man, you know and I looked forward to that and it was robbed from me," says Keia Guia.
On June 2nd, Keia Guia says her 9-month-old son Elijah died while in the care of a babysitter. The sitter told her that her son had stopped breathing. Despite having more questions, Guia's been unable to get the answers.
"She's free, she's fled the country, she's in the phillippines, do you think that's justice when my son's laying in a grave," says Keia Guia.
While an investigation into the Elijah's death is ongoing, no charges have been filed yet. After waiting for six months, Guia wants the justice process to speed up. She hopes that tonight's candlelight vigil will help move the case forward.
"I'm looking for the answers for what i need to do. I'm saddened by the fact that it's come to this to make it happen, but I look forward to the hope in the future," says Keia Guia.
Reno police will likely wrap up their investigation in a couple of weeks. If there is evidence of a crime it will be submitted to the Washoe County District Attorney's office for review.