In a moving show of support and remembrance, Maren Sanchez’s fellow classmates chose to cancel their prom, and hold a seaside vigil to pay tribute to the passing of someone they loved.
Instead of their prom on April 25, Jonathan Law High School students went to a vigil by the seaside at Walnut Beach in Milford, Conn., in memory of their murdered classmate Maren Sanchez. There were about 200 students and other members of the community in attendance. Some, still in tears over her passing, even wore their prom dresses and tuxedos.
Maren Sanchez: Students Hold Somber Seaside Vigil For Murdered Teen
Maren, who was only 16-years-old, was reportedly stabbed to death after rejecting a classmate who had invited her to prom.
During the vigil students cried and prayed, the Hartford Courant reported. Friends shouted out memories of Maren, released purple balloons into the sky, and yelled “Love you, Maren.”
In another act of remembrance the students covered a rock outside the school with purple spray paint and wrote Maren’s name and birthday — Aug. 26, 1997 — alongside a painted white heart.
Maren Sanchez: Students Hold Tearful Vigil For Girl, 16, Stabbed To Death Over Prom
Chris Plaskon, also 16, was identified by friends as the murderer, reports New York Daily News. However, police working the case did not release the name.
He has been charged as a juvenile for murder, but could be charged as an adult following a court appearance on April 28 in New Haven, Conn.
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— Bryant Perkins