It's been nearly two and a half years since University of Wisconsin-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann was slain in her campus-area apartment.
Now, thanks to a new walk-run event bearing her name, Zimmermann's legacy will also be one of solving crimes, WISC-TV reported.
When parents Kevin and Jean Zimmermann were approached about partnering with Madison Area Crimestoppers for a fundraising walk-run, they said they were hesitant.
They said it only took attending one Crimestoppers monthly meeting to convince them it was a perfect match.
"We were so moved by the people who take time out of their busy lives to help prevent crime in the city of Madison," said Jean Zimmermann. "It was an amazing meeting to attend."
So the Zimmermans signed on to lend their daughter's name to the event for the next four years.
On Oct. 2, participants will lace up for the first ever Brittany Zimmermann Memorial 5K Walk/Run.