Early this morning, Twitchy brought you the heart-breaking story of one of the first Aurora shooting victims to be identified — young journalist and dedicated Twitter user Jessica Ghawi (@JessicaRedfield).

Her mom has been asking Twitter users to make Jessica’s name trend to counter all the publicity the alleged shooter has been getting.

Twitter users are heeding the call.

If you’re on Twitter, please help out and get #RIPJessica trending! Spread the word:



Jessica’s brother, Jordan, wants everyone to remember the other 11 who lost their lives. Keep them all in your prayers:

Update: The second of 12 murdered victims has been identified: It’s Alex Sullivan, whose father moved the nation to tears today when he went public to plead for information about his son after he was unable to contact him.

The pain is unfathomable.


6th Aurora shooting victim named: Micayla Medek

5th Aurora shooting victim ID’d on Twitter: Matt McQuinn

Another possible Aurora shooting victim: A.J. Boik

Friends tweet name of third possible Aurora shooting victim: Alex Teves

Aurora shooting victim Jessica Ghawi was tweeting just before her death; was present at mall shooting in Toronto six weeks ago

  • http://lizbuddie.com/ Lizbuddie

    Someone should make her dream of helping out fire victims who happen to be hockey players by replacing their expensive hockey equipment for them. And do it big – Jessica was Texan, after all.

  • Netmilsmom

    Why did this take 19 hours to contact the family members?

    • beefrank

      Crime scene forensics of this size takes hours. Bodies were not removed from the theater almost 18 hours after the shooting.

  • lazzerwolf

    heard on the news (police search for a motive) as to why this monster
    murdered 12 people as if ,, if we could understand this, we might say
    Oh I get it it’s ok, is it me?