News Update!!: Bullhead City, AZ: People coming together to remember Jeremy Duncan during a candlelight vigil.
A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at Rotary Park in Bullhead City, Arizona to remember 8 year old Jeremy Duncan.
According to the Bullhead City Police Department, 8 year old Jeremy Duncan, who was autistic – non-verbal, went missing at 9:00am MST on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 near his home along the 2000 block of White Sands Drive in Bullhead City, Arizona.
Thousands of volunteers as well as members in law enforcement searched all day on Saturday the area around his home and near Rotary Park searching for Jeremy Duncan.
According to the Bullhead City Police Department, the body of Jeremy Duncan was discovered and reported by a kayaker near Palo Verde Marina in Bullhead City, Arizona at 7:13am MST on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.
During a press conference Sunday, Bullhead City Police Department Chief Brian Williamson said the body of Jeremy Duncan was turned over to the Mohave County Coroner’s Office to determine his cause of death, and an investigation is being conducted about Jeremy Duncan’s death, but did not elaborate on what investigators might be focusing.
Shortly after, a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Jeremy Duncan was organized for 7:00pm MST Sunday at Rotary Park.
ZachNews broadcast live on Facebook the candlelight vigil for Jeremy Duncan.
Hundreds people from throughout the Colorado River Tri-State area, including those who knew Jeremy Duncan and volunteers who helped in the search, all met near the boat launch area at Rotary Park.
People were asked to wear the color blue for the candlelight vigil to recognize people living with autism well family members wore red because that was Jeremy Duncan’s favorite color.
People brought balloons, flowers, toys, and stuff animals and sat them down around a waterline pipe as candle were lit around them.
Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady, Pastor Allen Cates from Praise Chapel, and community members spoke to the many in attendance.
Mayor Tom Brady said the response by local and area law enforcement to Jeremy Duncan’s disappearance, as well as the willingness of community members to help with the effort to find the boy, was overwhelming.
Pastor Allen Cates said Jeremy Duncan was a good kid who went to their church.
Pastor Allen Cates held a prayer during the candlelight vigil and asked God that the community not have to face another tragic death of a child.
Family members of Jeremy Duncan, including his mother Bernadette Santos and aunt Sara Gutierrez, were seen at the candlelight vigil, getting hugs from those in attendance and thanking people for their love and support.
Jeremy Duncan’s aunt, Sara Gutierrez thanked the community, law enforcement and other officials for everything it did to help, adding that their entire family appreciates the enormous outpouring of assistance and support.
At the end of the candlelight vigil, balloons were released into the sky.
When a tragic death occurs in our community, we all stand united together as a large family community; we all stand with the family, friends, and the people of Bullhead City, Arizona as they mourn the loss of Jeremy Duncan.
** ZachNews and everybody in the Colorado River Tri-State area sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of 8 year old Jeremy Duncan. **
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