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Letter: Pfister daughter: ‘Love is all there is’

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joe DiSalvo and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office for the professional and sensitive way in which they have handled the events surrounding the tragic and untimely death of my mother. While nothing can take away the pain of what has happened, I felt completely confident that everything possible is being done to guard the integrity of the investigation and ensure justice for my mother.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, I would also like to commend the following law enforcement agencies: Aspen Police Department, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Basalt Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Carbondale Police Department and the Pitkin County coroner.

All of these agencies and individuals worked tirelessly and around the clock to follow up on every possible lead. It has been emotionally and physically draining on all, and I am so grateful for the kindness shown to me during this difficult time. I feel that my mother is with us right now, giving us all her love and strength and guiding these amazing, hardworking agencies to build the strongest case possible from above. Unfortunately, as Gandhi said, “There is no such thing as an eye for an eye … otherwise we would all be blind.” But I am certain that justice will be served. Soon we all will have the answers we need to understand this truly tragic event. It has left a void filled with confusion, loss and unanswered questions where her vibrant electric light used to be.

Love is all there is, and it is all we can focus on right now, even in these dark times — so let’s let the love flow to all that have helped, all that are hurting and above all, to my mother. Rumors are not important right now — so let’s just sit tight until we have the answers we need. I am certain that the only way I am personally getting through this with grace and strength that would have made her proud is because of all of the love beams coming from everyone she touched. So keep all the love beams coming — from all over the world. My mother and I truly appreciate them, and we are receiving them.

I look forward to seeing you at the celebration of my mother’s life: Nancy Pfister Memorial Service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, at the Hotel Jerome.

Juliana Pfister


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