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Balloon Release in Honor of Kamryn Schlitter
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
The family of Kamryn Schlitter gathered together tonight to remember their lost loved one.
They released balloons in honor of Kamryn, but also for a bigger cause: preventing child abuse.
Jeri King, Kamryn's grandmother, tells CBS 2 News, "If you see something, if you hear, if you suspect it, report it. The number is easy to remember. It's 1-800-4-CHILD. I just ask everybody to do their part and save these children."
The group released 95 balloons:
- 55 yellow to stand for the number of years Amy Parmer will likely be sentenced in Kamryn's death.
- 20 pink to represent the princess Kamryn was.
- 20 blue for child abuse awareness.
Amy Parmer was convicted today for involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in regards to Kamryn's death. Kamryn's father, Zyriah Schlitter, was convicted of those same charges last year.
The family says today is a good day for justice because it would have been Kamryn's 5th birthday.