A Jenks family is still awaiting answers tonight after the murder of their 27-year-old daughter and sister last month.
Alyssa Edlund’s friends and family have said they don’t know what happened and who did it, making it seem like they can’t really grieve.
Alyssa’s siblings and parents have said that she is a beacon of hope in everyone’s life, passionate about exploration and friends of many. They said they desperately want justice done.
“She was everything,” her sister Kailey Arellanes said.
Alyssa’s family can’t help but rejoice over the beautiful daughter and sister who they think could do whatever she thinks about.
“She loved the outdoors and getting dressed, but was very family oriented and loved her friends,” Kailey said.
“She had the best laugh,” said mother Holly Edlund.
“She had a funny, wacky side to her,” said Father Bobby Edlund.
Bobby said he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his daughter and that she dreamed of working for the Department of Wildlife after graduating from OSU. Holly said that Alyssa loved to travel, have fun and had such a kind heart that she would do the smallest things to raise a friend.
“She was always there to lift them up, she could bring them a gift,” Holly said.
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Alyssa’s family have spent the past few weeks without her. She was killed last month in Haskell. Bobby said Alyssa was in an abusive relationship, but no arrests were made.
“I wouldn’t wish that on any other family,” Bobby said.
The Edlunds have had more than their fair share of tragedy. Alyssa’s brother, Blake, passed away three years ago. Kailey said Alyssa deserves justice.
“Put yourself in our shoes and imagine if someone close to you was murdered and you had no answers,” Kailey said.
OBSI resumed this investigation and said the investigation was “active and ongoing”.
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