Vigil held for showgirl impersonator killed in stabbing spree on Las Vegas Strip
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — A grim vigil has been held for one of the victims of Thursday’s stabbing spree on the Las Vegas Strip.
On Saturday evening, a large group of friends and family gathered at Cornerstone Park in Henderson to remember Husband Jordan DiGiovanni. Her parents, her brother and her husband were present.
The 30-year-old had moved from Spokane to Las Vegas a year and a half ago. On Thursday, a man with a knife stabbed a total of eight people, killing two. DiGiovanni was one of the two.
Those close to her described her as having a brilliant mind that loved to travel.
“Look how she touched the lives of so many people and where we are right now, we are celebrating a beautiful life of someone who touched us. And saw us for who we really were and connected with us,” said a friend.
“I don’t want to stop crying, but I don’t want to stop laughing. And she doesn’t want me to stop laughing either,” her father said.
He addressed the crowd gathered for his daughter and said she was lucky to have met her husband when they were in grades 7 and 8.
DiGiovanni worked as a showgirl impersonator on the Strip of Vegas’ top showgirls, owned by Cheryl Lowthorp.
“I was really scared to look her mother in the eye. Her daughter died, you know under my watch, wearing my costumes, standing with my daughters and doing a job that you know I had for 12 years, I I looked everyone in the eye and said it was safe work,” Lowthorp said.
She brought paper lanterns that people could send with good wishes to the sky.
Lowthorp launched a gofundme for DiGiovanni’s family and the three other showgirl impersonators attacked that day.
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