A Memorial set up at site where Brianna Zunino Denison's body was found.
Yards from where Brianna Denison's body was found Friday in South Reno, dozens of mourners studied a poster of the smiling 19-year-old that said, "We Love You Brianna!" The spot was surrounded by blue balloons, flowers, notes, candles and stuffed animals.
Hundreds of people who never met "Bri" drove Sunday to the intersection of Double R Boulevard and Sandhill Road to pay their respects to Denison, who police said was kidnapped Jan. 20 by a serial sexual predator and strangled.
Rest in peace dear child. You, your family and your friends are in our prayers.
White male, 28 to 40 years old; long face with a square chin; 5 feet 6 inches, possibly as tall as 6 feet; brown hair, facial hair about a quarter to half-inch below his chin, shaved pubic region; "innie" belly button, belly firm, not excessively large; very strong but not muscular; speaks without accent or regional dialect.
Red short-sleeve shirt of material similar in feel to a FUBU jersey-type shirt (silk/rayon/polyester) with a medium blue-colored neckline, short printed (possibly embroidered) word on the upper left breast area; shirt with wrist-length sleeves underneath; pants with an elastic waist band and no zipper, like bastketball warmups.
Extended-cab pickup with interior dome light above the windshield; floor-mounted console opens in front; radio has blue and red LED read-out; cloth seats, automatic transmission; baby shoe and typing paper on the front seat floor.
HOW TO HELP
Anyone with information can reach the Reno police hot line at 745-3521, detectives at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900. Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest and prosecution.
rgj offers ribbons
To support Brianna Denison's family's request to wear blue ribbons in Brianna's honor, citizens may pick one up today at the Reno Gazette-Journal office at 955 Kuenzli St. The ribbons were made by community members and employees. They will be available until supplies last.
Ribbons will also be available at the Brianna Search Center on the fifth floor of Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center at 645 N. Arlington Ave. Volunteers will be asked to help take down "Bring Back Bri" posters and fliers.