Victoria Visiko says Edline Chun was a warm and loyal friend. Chun was born and raised in Hawaii and came to Visiko's performing arts studio in Pittsford in 2002. The two bonded over their love for the Hawaiian culture. That bond blossomed into a friendship.
"Auntie Eddie was petite, tiny, very gentle, very artistic," Visiko said. "She was an educator, she was the type of person, and I keep saying this over and over again, that shared the aloha spirit, someone who is loving and giving and sharing without hesitation."
Chun's body was found near Tryon Park last Wednesday. Visiko says she cannot imagine who would do this to her friend.
"I want to get her story out. I don't want her to be just a Rochester homicide statistic. I can't let it. She was so bright. Her light was so shining that it will never be snuffed out. I promise that," she said. "It's been really hard. I can't think of anything else."
Visiko plans to hold an Hawaiian memorial for her friend.
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