Friends and family gather to remember Erica Hagan

A memorial service tonight in Owensboro to remember the teacher who police say was murdered in Chile. Twenty-two-year-old Erica Hagan was a graduate of Kentucky's Georgetown College and lived in Grandview, Indiana before going to South America to teach over the summer.

Friends remembered Erica as an amazing and compassionate person who inspired others around her to want to be better people. More than 50 people attended the memorial service at Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro. Friends say it's hard to find the right words to describe Erica, calling her a special young woman, who they will think about every day. A second memorial service will be held on Saturday at Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin, Kentucky.