Memorial to domestic violence victim desecrated

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Someone has desecrated a memorial for a Batavia woman who was tragically killed.

Nicole Sheehan was shot and killed by her boyfriend last month while on a trip along Route 5 in Barcelona to celebrate the 29-year-old woman’s birthday. Her boyfriend then took his own life.

A couple weeks ago, friends gathered at the YWCA in Batavia to honor Sheehan and raise awareness about domestic violence. They lit a path in her remembrance.

But now someone has destroyed those lights and Batavia Police are searching for the culprit.

If you have any information, call 585-345-6300. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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