SAN DIEGO - The family of slain Poway teen Chelsea King is asking the public Tuesday to remember her on the fourth anniversary of her disappearance.
In a Monday post on the Facebook page, Chelsea's Light, her family wrote:
"Four years ago today our family arrived home after attending one of Chelsea’s high school band concerts. Chelsea, having been going since 5:30 a.m. was exhausted. She said goodnight and went off to bed. The following morning we could hear her getting ready for her day."
"We ask that you share/like our post and for tomorrow, on Feb. 25th, you let Chelsea’s voice continue to be heard just as we heard it on that day four years ago; bright, hopeful and always looking for ways to make the world around her a better place. For the day, change your profile picture to the one below and together we can make a difference."
Chelsea—a 17-year-old senior from Poway High School—disappeared on Feb. 25, 2010 and was found dead on Mar. 2 at Lake Hodges.
James Albert Gardner III, a registered sex offender from Lake Elsinore, later pleaded guilty to murdering Chelsea and 14-year-old Escondido teenager, Amber Dubois, who disappeared a year earlier.
Chelsea's death prompted ex-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher to author Chelsea's Law, a state law that implemented tougher punishments for violent sexual offenders.
"Finish Chelsea's Run," a 5K race held in Balboa Park, was also created in her memory.