Published: Jun 03, 2010 10:09 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 03, 2010 7:48 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Friends and family members gathered to bid their final goodbyes to 31-year-old Kelly Abrams, who was murdered in Cape Coral over the weekend.

Police say 43-year-old Ricardo Marrero shot and killed his girlfriend. Best friend Christine Borgersen described Abrams as a beautiful person — both inside and out — who will be missed immensely. Family and friends released white balloons in Abrams' memory.

Investigators believe that Marrero got upset when he heard that Abrams was planning  to break up with him. Police say Marrero committed suicide shortly after shooting Abrams.

Family and friends honored Abrams' life at the Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral.