Ashley Morehouse was the first person to report that Lauren Giddings was missing, and a year later, it's a time she still doesn't like to talk about. Now, pictures and stories are all she has left of her friend and classmate.
"Lauren actually took me to my first Braves game," she says.
Morehouse says remembering all of the games, weddings, and other times they shared makes her laugh, even though Giddings isn't around.
"We all have different memories of Lauren, so it's fun to talk about 'Hey, remember when Lauren did this?'"
But she still feels the loss of her friend every time she steps into the courtroom.
"I always think of her day-to-day. Sometimes she'd appreciate funny stories in court, because we always have funny stories in court, and I think she would have gotten a kick out of all of them. Just to be able to text her what happened, I would love to do that, but I'm not able to."
Giddings' death also brought together all of the people she cared about most.
"Lauren always wanted all of her groups to be together, and she's accomplished that through her passing. Even though she's not here to see it, I think she would be proud that we've all come together."
Now, Morehouse says they share an unbreakable bond with Giddings' memory as the glue that holds them all together.