Friends and Family Remember Victim of Brutal Murder

December 8, 2013 Updated Dec 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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December 8, 2013 Updated Dec 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Emotions ran high for friends and family of Desirae James on Saturday during an evening vigil.

James' body was found in a burning car on Swinburne street near Broadway in Buffalo a little over a week ago.

Police say James say was first stabbed to death.

Those close to James are still searching for answers: how and why someone could commit such a horrific act.

Police say this investigation is ongoing and have not released any information on a potential suspect or suspects at this time.