Tanisha Colton remembered as 'great mother' at prayer vigil

Dozens of people gathered outside Tanisha Colton's home on Gillespie Street, lifting up prayers and song.

The mother of three was found dead Monday in a ditch in Monroe Countyâ??s Ash Township. Coltonâ??s family had been searching for her after she was last seen March 13.

Michigan State Police have a person of interest in custody in her death.

On Friday, those who loved Colton lit candles and remembered her for being a loving person, hoping to find some closure after what they say has been a nightmare.

â??Just remembering her as a great person that she was,â?? Coltonâ??s sister Tierra Pope described. â??A great mother, a great sister, friend, cousin, just a great person overall.â??

Margaret Channel, Popeâ??s legal guardian, said she was like a mother to Colton and said she was â??hoping that God can take care of [Colton] and rest easy."

A donation account for funeral expenses has been set up through Citizens Bank.