Marilyn Cazares remembered at vigil

Aaron Castaneda, Marilyn’s cousin, speaks while on stage during the I Am Marilyn: March for Trans Lives event on Saturday in Brawley. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

BRAWLEY — There were shouts for justice and tears shed as dozens gathered Saturday evening for a memorial event in honor of Marilyn Monroe Cazares.

Cazares, 22, of Westmorland, was found murdered in an abandoned building on the 1100 block of Main Street in Brawley on July 15. There has been no report of any suspects being taken into custody. Cazares’ 23rd birthday was on Tuesday.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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