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Friend: Ashley Kaney "touched so many lives"

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Just days after 26-year-old Ashley Kaney and her 8-year-old daughter, Riley, were murdered in their home on Kershaw Road, the community in Kaney's Sangaree neighborhood gathered to remember the mother and daughter.

"She touched so many people's lives. I don't even know how she knows all of these people," friend and organizer Jessica Giffon said.

Dozens of friends and neighbors filled Kaney's front yard, holding candles in front of pictures and stuffed animals for the young girl. Giffon remembers Kaney as being someone who was always there to listen and to help her through tough times.

"She was the one I confided with," Giffon said while fighting back tears. "I came down here because my mother passed in August, and she was one of the first people I met. I didn't go anywhere else besides my house with my dad and this house with Ashley and Riley."

Giffon said Kaney did talk to her about fights with her boyfriend and accused killer, Jacob Philip, but Giffon also said she never imagined having to bury her best friend. Her last memory of Kaney was a conversation they had about Kaney going on a date with Philip.

"She was telling how excited she was about going on a date with Jacob [last Friday night] because she finally got a sitter for Riley, so she had a weekend without me or Riley, so she could just go out and have a night. She was going to get all dolled up, straighten her hair, get a nice dress," Giffon said.

On Monday, the bodies of Kaney and Riley were found in their bedrooms. Giffon said she would give anything to be able to see her two best friends again.

"A part of me is going, and I need you back. It's heartbreaking," Giffon said.

The funerals for the mother and daughter are planned this weekend in Aiken.

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