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Candlelight vigil for Troy Gray Jr. held at 8 p.m. on Friday in downtown Paris

eParisExtra logoA candlelight vigil for Troy Gray Jr., who had been missing since April 10 before his body was found Wednesday night in Red River County, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the fountain in downtown Paris.

The vigil is sponsored by Brenda Cherry and Shatajna Woods, who also are sponsors of the “Stop the Violence, Spread the Love March for Peace.”

“This has been a devastating two weeks. Now is the time to come together in memory of Troy and in support of his family. There will be an open microphone for those wishing to share their thoughts and memories of Troy,” Cherry said.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own candle,”Cherry said.

The 29-year-old Gray’s death is being investigated as a homicide, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said Friday morning. His burned vehicle was found in southern Lamar County the day after he went missing.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra