DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –Pictures of 22 year old Elizabeth Lightfoot flashed across TV screens at the Firefly Asian Grill in Addison Sunday, a restaurant where she often stopped to relax on a couch and enjoy a bottle of red wine.
More than a week after her death, friends gathered for a fundraiser in her honor, still unsure who killed her or why.
“I just can’t imagine anyone doing this to her. Her personality and her presence was so powerful people would just gravitate to her. ‘Cause she always a smile and big blond hair, and she was just bigger than life,” said Kenn Moore, her close friend who helped organize the event.
Dallas police found the hairdresser’s body in her burning car at 2 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4.
Investigators say she died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by the fire, which had been intentionally set.
Friends say they were shocked by her death – and even more shocked when police revealed she had been murdered.
“She had no enemies. She had no grievances. She had no issues,” said Moore.
Moore says the money collected will be given to Lightfoot’s parents, who have opened up a scholarship fund in her name.
Police have yet to identify a suspect in her murder.