May 6, 2010
Posted: 09:22 PM ET
The brutal murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love has shaken a lot of people.
Her family has remained silent in their grief until now.
They've reached out to Larry King Live because our executive producer is a family friend. They want to share some pictures of Yeardley - who was only 22-years-old when she was taken from them.
They also want people to know that she lost her father to cancer a few years back and that her mother - Sharon - is a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing children in the Baltimore City Public School System.
They tell us Yeardley was a hard worker – that she had a job every summer.
Yeardley’s mother and her older sister, Lexie, tell us, "Yeardley is the kindest, most gentle daughter and sister. We can't imagine our lives without her." While her Aunt Debbie says she was an "adorable, fun-loving, darling angel."
Yeardley's family say they know she's in heaven... and they are praying for her.
They also ask that members of the press respect their need for privacy in this terribly painful time.
At the family's request, we are posting their photos of Yeardley Love on our website so people can remember her as she was in life.
Contributions in her honor can be made to the Yeardley Love Memorial Fund at her high school, Notre Dame Preparatory School in Baltimore or to the Yeardley Love Women's Lacrosse Scholarship Fund with the Virginia Athletic Foundation. For more information, click below.
The Yeardley Love Memorial Fund
The Yeardley Love Women's Lacrosse Scholarship Fund
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