Community holds vigil for two Gardnerville women murdered in their homes


    Friends and loved ones gathered Monday to mourn the deaths of two Gardnerville women killed in their homes in a case that has put an entire community on edge.

    Around 50 people went to Lampe Park to remember the victims.

    Investigators say 56-year-old Connie Koontz was found dead late Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

    Only a few days later, 74-year-old Sophia Renken was found dead in her home about a mile away.

    Investigators believe the two cases are connected.

    The Douglas County Sheriff recommends that residents secure their homes and remain vigilant.

    One Gardnerville resident has taken the directive seriously:

    Other residents are buying guns for the first time and signing up for CCW licenses:

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