Early on Jan. 10, on winding but familiar Soapstone Road near Ridgeway, Jalen Millner and Na’Jada Joyce died. There were gunshots inside the Nissan Altima in which they were traveling. Their car crashed into trees. Investigators haven’t said who was driving or what they know about what went on in that car. They say that Na’Jada died first, that Jalen died en route to a helicopter ambulance as the sun was rising that morning. They called it a murder-suicide. Those who loved Na’Jada and Jalen, both only 20 years old, gathered in two churches and a park this week in memory and in question. Tears were spilled, sobs were heard, but each gathering was a little different. The only constants were the presence of candles and the absence of answers.

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