SARASOTA, Fla - Teri Rawls and Naomi Clyburn grew up just blocks apart in Sarasota.
The 17-year-old and 22-year-old were both cheerleaders at Riverview High School just years apart. Clyburn was the school's first black cheerleader.
Both women ended up being shot to death just three years apart.
The eerie similarities of the cases does not end there. The women's families happen to be close friends and will join together again Wednesday night at a candlelight vigil to mourn a life cut short.
"We were just holding each other's hands bonding while the mom prayed," said Crystal Clyburn, Naomi's aunt.
Clyburn told ABC Action News she comforted and is helping Teri's family cope with this tragedy.
"You get over the death and do a service or whatever, but that pain, the stinging from the pain will always be there," she explained.
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Teri's murder brought back painful memories for the Clyburn family. Over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2011, Naomi was gunned down in front of her home during a drive by shooting near 30th Street and Leon Avenue .
"It's like it just happened this morning," said Naomi Stackhouse, Naomi's grandmother. "It just brought it right back so fresh to my memory."
Four other people were wounded in the shooting, including Naomi's cousin. All four survived.
Sarasota Police found the Chevrolet pickup used in the shooting abandoned on Cocoanut Avenue.
Still, no suspects were ever named in the Army specialist's murder.
Her family is still hopeful closure will come and are now raising Naomi's daughter, who was just 7-months-old at the time her mother was killed.
"We all keep pictures of Naomi in our phones, so Nayari her daughter, can look at her mom and knows how to pull up the pictures on the phone," Stackhouse explained.
The lead detective on Naomi's case declined to speak with ABC Action News on camera. However, he did say the investigation remains very active and this case is in no way cold.
"I just want justice," Clyburn said.
This is the second murder in the Clyburn family. Five years ago, Clyburn's son was shot to death.
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"It takes a community to raise a child and let somebody else help you with your child. Don't be so defensive when someone tells you something about your child because it might save a life and that's what we need to do, save more lives."