Nori Amaya, courtesy of Coppi's

A year ago today, Coppi’s co-0wner Nori Amaya was found dead in her 16th street apartment. Sadly, there are still no leads on her murder case. Nori was known as a passionate salsa dancer, lover of food and wine, and wonderful friend.

Last night, Coppi’s hosted a salsa vigil for Nori, which I regret I wasn’t able to post about ahead of time. It seems like it was an appropriate celebration of Nori’s life. There will also be a mass at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton, MD tomorrow. My thoughts go out to her family and friends in this difficult time.