Vigil held to protest violence against women following Jasmine Wilson's death

The people of Whanganui have come together on Saturday in a vigil to protest our country's shameful record of violence against women.

It follows the killing of mother Jasmine Wilson who was brutally beaten to death a month ago.

The locals came out in force in support of the family and friends of Wilson. Her mother remembers her as a wonderful person. 

"She was always smiling, always smiling, always bubbling always helping people," says Brenda Reuben.

Wilson died on the second on August 2, two days after being dropped off at Whanganui Hospital. Her body was unrecognisable with critical head injuries, bone fractures and bruises. Police suspect she'd been beaten over a number of days.

"Her life has been taken through senseless violence," says Reuben.

At the vigil, Wilson's family and their community called for an end to all violence. 

"Whanau, enough is enough. Jazz is dead. We can't change that. Too late for her, her children and her whanau," says social worker Tracey Matthews.

On July 31, a white Toyota Carib with Wilson onboard drove to Whanganui hospital from Castlecliff in the east of Whanganui.

It circled the carpark for ten minutes before a black VW SUV and a blue Subaru Impreza arrived also from Castlecliff.

The drivers of the Impreza and the Toyota swapped cars and Wilson was left at the Emergency Department.

"They need to start coming forward, they need to speak up," says Reuben.

Police spoke with the occupants of the cars, but they won't co-operate. A 28-year-old is in custody charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and assault. Three others are facing allegations of perverting the course of justice. All have interim name suppression.

Police are pleading for the public to come forward with information and want to know if anyone knows the location of Wilson's Huawei Y6.