Nine days after 24-year-old Lauren Bump was found stabbed to death in O.P. Schnabel Park on the Northwest Side, her life was celebrated in a church service at Community Bible Church.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, who visited with the family following her death, was at the service Thursday afternoon.
"I described it earlier as just an evil, vile act, and, you know, I couldn't describe on camera what I would like to say about it," McManus said.
A police report stated a passerby found Bump lying in a pool of blood on a paved trail inside the park.
Despite the grim circumstances of her death, McManus noted the family is focusing on the love they have for their daughter.
"When I went to visit with the family, there was nothing but love -- there was not hatred, there was no malice, there was just a broken family devastated by the loss of their daughter," McManus said.
Longtime family neighbor Alice Worthington recounted Bump's childhood.
"I remember when she broke her hip playing softball and a few days later, she was walking, and I couldn't believe her strength," Worthington said.
Worthington broke down recounting the last conversation she had with Bump the day after Christmas.
"I said, 'Every time I see you, you're more beautiful,' and she said, 'Oh Mrs. Alice, thank you.' There was not a vain bone in her body," Worthington said.
Worthington, among others at the service, emphasized how loving Bump was and how much she'll be missed.
Bump was laid to rest Thursday at a private burial among family and close friends at an undisclosed location.
New details released on Bump's accused killer
Christian Bautista, 29, the man accused in her death, was released from prison in Huntsville less than three months ago after serving his full six-year sentence for aggravated robbery.
In 2005, he was charged with criminal mischief and evading arrest in Travis County. In 2006 and 2007, he was charged with possession of marijuana in Bexar County.
Currently, Bautista (pictured below) is charged with murder and being held on a $200,000 bond.