National Crime Victims' Week - Helping Victims Heal
Jennifer Balber was only working for Southern California Gas Company for a few months. She had just returned to school and started working two jobs to help finance her education. Living back at home with her mom, she was hopeful about her future despite a recent health setback. Ever the optimist, Jen’s sunny disposition always put others at ease.
Jen was supposed to be working in the office that fateful day in November 1994. She took another assignment and was out in the field reading meters. When the shots rang out, they were not intended for the beautiful girl who was just two weeks shy of her 21st birthday. They were not meant to end a life so early, but they did.