Community members holding vigil for slain 26-year-old woman

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Neighbors from the community where 26-year-old Almanita Smith lived are came together for a vigil Monday evening to remember the woman.

Deputies say Smith's body was found last Thursday in the front of her home in the Villages of Lakeshore subdivision.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said it appears Smith had been dead for several days before she was placed on her front lawn.

Richland County Deputies charged 27-year-old Marcus Bailey with Smith's murder and he was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The candlelight vigil began at 8:30 pm in front of Smith's house on Herron Glen Road.