Koenig's dad donates her guitar

Associated PressMay 29, 2012 

The father of Samantha Koenig has presented one of his slain daughter's guitars to a young musician.

James Koenig donated an acoustic guitar, with the letters "SAM" on the black case. It was presented to 14-year-old Destany Hawley of Anchorage this weekend at the Mendeltna Creek Music Festival near Glennallen..

Koenig family friend Darcy Hill tells KTUU that James Koenig wanted to give the instrument to a young person who has a promising future. Destany says it was a "huge honor" to receive the guitar.

Samantha Koenig was taken from the Anchorage coffee stand where she worked Feb. 1. Her body was found just about two months later at the bottom of a frozen lake. Israel Keyes has been charged in her abduction and death.

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