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Community gathers for vigil to remember 4-year-old drowning victim

People have left stuffed animals and other items as a makeshift memorial for the boy. (Source: Byron Thomas/WAFB) People have left stuffed animals and other items as a makeshift memorial for the boy. (Source: Byron Thomas/WAFB)
Jassiah Clark (Source: Family) Jassiah Clark (Source: Family)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Friends and family gathered on Christmas Eve to remember the young boy they lost to a horrible accident.

Family members of Jassiah Clark, 4, of Baton Rouge, continue to mourn his death, but they have the support of the community at the same time.

Softly glowing candles represented the bright life of Clark and teddy bears lined the spot where he lost his life. They were lit as part of the vigil for the boy.

He went missing Saturday and his body was found Monday night just steps from his home. He was the victim of accidental drowning.

Relatives said they are crushed by his death, but are finding comfort in the support shown by the whole city.

"It meant a lot to us to know that we're not alone," said Chapreca Harris, the victim's aunt. "Other people feel our pain, our sorrow at losing him."

The family said the funeral arrangements have been finalized. The visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2015 at Promise Land Baptist Church. The funeral will follow.

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