PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Sunday marked the beginning of three days of memorials across central Arkansas for families of murder victims left behind to pick up the pieces.

The first of those memorials was held in Pine Bluff. Victims' advocates and community leaders were looking for answers on how to stop the violence and comfort those who lost loved ones in the past year.

"This is our problem. The homicides, the survivors, the numbers, the amounts of people who are being murdered -- killed -- and we want to make sure we are emphasizing it and that we provide care for our survivor families," said Reverend Edna Morgan.

Healing Place Ministries hosted Sunday memorial service and will host a similar one at Philander Smith College on Tuesday.

Monday, Little Rock police will hold what they call a restoration ceremony at the Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits.

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