“This is not the ending that I had for my baby. This is not the way her story was supposed to end,” said Antonia’s mother. Antonia Lucas’ family says the 21-year-old’s future was bright. The University of Louisville college student worked two jobs and owned her own business called Twisted Balloons. It’s why they say her death still doesn’t make sense.”For the coward person that did this, I only ask God to have mercy on you and your family,” said one family member during the Balloon release.The day before New Year’s Eve, Lucas’s aunt Tonya says she went to a hair appointment; after hours went by and no one heard from her and they got worried.”She didn’t answer her phone after about 8 so my sister and my daughter and my brother and a couple of friends started looking for her,” said Lowe.They tracked her phone using the find my iPhone app. It led them the Smoketown neighborhood in the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve.”They drove through the area, drove through the area and finally called the police,” Lowe told WLKY.It was inside a car on the 700 block of Lampton street, a family member says he noticed two bodies: Lucas’ and one police say was a 23-year-old man. Investigators say both were shot and killed. Tonya says neither she — nor the family — recognize the man.”She got into the car with the wrong person,” said Lowe.With no leads from police and questions that can’t get answered, they’re using this moment to remember and honor her life.”She’s just going to be missed. Every time she walked into the room you would feel her presence; it was that spirit — that happy spirit,” said Lowe.A vibrant soul they say with untapped potential that was taken from them too soon.”She was a young lady of beauty, destined for greatness. A beauty that made everybody smile,” said another family member.

“This is not the ending that I had for my baby. This is not the way her story was supposed to end,” said Antonia’s mother.

Antonia Lucas’ family says the 21-year-old’s future was bright. The University of Louisville college student worked two jobs and owned her own business called Twisted Balloons. It’s why they say her death still doesn’t make sense.

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“For the coward person that did this, I only ask God to have mercy on you and your family,” said one family member during the Balloon release.

The day before New Year’s Eve, Lucas’s aunt Tonya says she went to a hair appointment; after hours went by and no one heard from her and they got worried.

“She didn’t answer her phone after about 8 so my sister and my daughter and my brother and a couple of friends started looking for her,” said Lowe.

They tracked her phone using the find my iPhone app. It led them the Smoketown neighborhood in the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve.

“They drove through the area, drove through the area and finally called the police,” Lowe told WLKY.

It was inside a car on the 700 block of Lampton street, a family member says he noticed two bodies: Lucas’ and one police say was a 23-year-old man. Investigators say both were shot and killed. Tonya says neither she — nor the family — recognize the man.

“She got into the car with the wrong person,” said Lowe.

With no leads from police and questions that can’t get answered, they’re using this moment to remember and honor her life.

“She’s just going to be missed. Every time she walked into the room you would feel her presence; it was that spirit — that happy spirit,” said Lowe.

A vibrant soul they say with untapped potential that was taken from them too soon.

“She was a young lady of beauty, destined for greatness. A beauty that made everybody smile,” said another family member.

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