Candlelight vigil held for Troy Gray, Jr.

PARIS, TX-- Bywaters Park lit up Friday night in honor Troy Gray, Jr.

The candlelight vigil brought out the people who knew him best, his friends and family.

Dozens of people met at the park, to light candles and share memories of Troy. Several friends and family members spoke, thanking the community for their support.

They also gave a big thank you to David Hill. He helped organize all the searches, and never once stopped looking for his friend.

They say while Troy is gone, he will never be forgotten.

Shatajna Woods was not only one of the organizers of the event, but a friend of Troy's sister. She hopes this vigil will shed light on how much violence has recently occurred in Paris.

"The family is hurting," said Woods. "For people to keep silent when they know something about it or could well know exactly what happen, keeping silent is not the key."

Forensic examiners positively identified Gray's body Friday.

Gray was found Wednesday near a creek in Red River County, about 25 miles from Paris. He'd been missing since April 11th.

Paris police say they're investigating his death as a homicide.

Paris Police say they are continuing to follow up on leads, but no arrests have been made in the case. If you have any information, contact your local law enforcement or anonymously through crime stoppers.


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