Friend, classmates struggle with the death of boy stabbed while walking home from school

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Josue Flores' family, neighbors react to dropped murder charge. (KTRK)

A community came together on Friday to mourn the loss of Josue Flores. His middle school held a vigil Friday afternoon and the students wore white in his memory.

"I have three kids of my own so anytime he would see me struggling he would help out without hesitation," said Guadalupe Flores, Josue Flores' sister.

11-year-old Josue Flores was stabbed to death on Tuesday. Authorities made an arrest in the case, but after finding out the suspect had a good alibi to prove he was in Pearland, they released the man.
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Knowing the killer may still be out there, has sent fear across the community.

"It is scary because there are a lot of kids, a lot of women, just everybody in general walking these streets and you can't even be out here anymore without feeling scared," said Mirna Murillo, a neighbor who stopped by the memorial.

"It's just crazy. There's a lot of people that walk through here and it could happen to anybody," said Laticia Lopez, who stopped by the memorial.

In the fear there is also resilience.

"They're going to get him. There's a whole community looking for him," said a resident.

As an entire community is coming together to bring justice to an innocent boy who was brutally murdered.

"He's looking down on us and happy. I hope he's happy that we're spreading the love and I want everyone else to spread the love," said Flores.

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