NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — A vigil was held in Narragansett Sunday to honor the life of a Charlestown woman who was killed in a stabbing on Monday.
Friends and family of the victim, 45-year-old Grya Pihlkrantz, said she always made everyone feel welcome.
“People that don’t have friends and family around here, that feel invisible, she made them feel seen,” Beth McGuire said. “I just feel lucky to have called her my friend.”
“I don’t think there is an answer to my question – why?” she continued. “There’s nothing she could have possibly done, knowing who she was – her spirit, her heart – there’s nothing that could have warranted this, and I just hope he really gets the help he needs because obviously this was a very sick person to be able to do that.”
The suspect, 25-year-old Alex Rolin, was arraigned Tuesday on a murder charge and ordered held without bail.
Rhode Island State Police said he admitted to stabbing Pihlkrantz.