3/16/2014 – OKC, OK — A local non-profit dedicated to positively impacting those involved in prostitution and human trafficking will be holding a candlelight vigil and small service in memory of a young OKC prostitute mother found murdered in California.
As previously reported by JohnTV, the body of Jarrae Nikole Estepp, 21, was discovered by employees of a trash recycling center in Anaheim early Friday morning.
No cause of death has officially been announced, but police are treating the incident as a homicide.
In 2011 and 2012 volunteers with the Edmond, Oklahoma based non-profit No Boundaries International, came into contact with Estepp numerous times while doing outreach to the girls who can often be found prostituting themselves along OKC’s notorious South Robinson Avenue.
Estepp, who was several months pregnant at the time, often stopped and prayed with NBI volunteers and accepted gifts for herself and her child.
Estepp disappeared from Oklahoma City in mid 2012 after Child Protective Services began looking into the living conditions of her newborn.
In January of this year Estepp was arrested in Elk City on a larceny charge.
Dr. Lori Basey with NBI has announced that they will be holding a candlelight vigil tonight (Monday, March 17) at 7:00 p.m. at their new Britton location dubbed “Base 907” – 907 West Britton Rd., OKC, OK.
The vigil and service are open to the public. Guests are asked to park in the parking lot to the West of the Britton office.
JohnTV’s Brian Bates will be attending the service and is preparing a video slide show for presentation.
JohnTV asks that you consider sending a small donation in Jarrae’s name to No Boundaries Int’l to be used for their ongoing street outreach efforts. It is those same outreach volunteers that often prayed with and offered help to Jarrae.
No Boundaries is staffed entirely by volunteers.
Below is a video of Jarrae during her time in Oklahoma City.
UPDATE: No Boundaries Int’l held a candlelight vigil and memorial service for Estepp in NW Oklahoma City. (link)