It’s been nearly two years since two friends – Kate Brown and Carnell Sledge — were shot to death on a sunny June afternoon sitting on bench in the Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation.

Brown often went to the park to run, meet friends and play cards with her mother.

“It was her solace,” Lauren Rao, Brown’s sister told 3News Wednesday afternoon at the site where Brown and Sledge were shot. “For her to come here and enjoy the beauty of the park and then be shot in the back of the head and die is really, really tough to think about.”

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