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Vigil Will Mark 2 Years Since Lomita Woman Disappeared, Husband Charged With Her Murder

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Tomorrow marks two years since Dawn Viens disappeared. Though her husband, David, is charged with her murder, Dawn's body has never been found. A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night to honor Dawn Viens outside the restaurant owned by David Viens' family, where Dawn once worked.

David Viens initially said that Dawn left him, however authorities soon began to consider him a suspect in her disappearance, and, ultimately, death. When the local paper reported David Viens was a suspect, he leaped from the side of a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes to evade authorities.

While being questioned following his jump, David Viens admitted to killing Dawn.

A search at the family restaurant, then called the Thyme Contemporary Cafe, yielded no body, though authorities thought for a time that might be where Viens had deposed of his wife's remains.

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Present at the time of the cliff-jump was Kathy Galvan, Viens' new girlfriend, who is now the general manager of the family restaurant, which has since been remodeled and renamed Lulu's of Lomita.

David Viens pleaded not guilty to Dawn's murder in March.

Tuesday night's vigil will take place at 6 p.m. outside Lulu's.

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