"When this happened in our community it really hit home," said Fanning.
In many court appearances for Tran there was a crowd of blue supporting Edwards' and his biological mom who lost her son thousands of miles from home.
"We still support her we will forever support her," said Fanning.
"There's nothing we could have done and that's a helpless feeling," said Tri- County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Executive Director Shellie Holmes.
Saturday the Tri County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault used its memory of Edwards and the way he died, to remind other families to love each other and encourage community members to step in when they see something wrong.
"[We] want to make sure everyone's holding everybody accountable, but also being encouraging and supportive because parenting is a hard job," said Fanning.