Report posted at 11:35 a.m. on May 2. Updated with statement from the District Attorney at 6 p.m.
HOPKINTON – A candlelight vigil will be held in Hopkinton on Thursday, May 6 to remember Mikayla Miller, 16.
On Sunday, April 18 at 7:45 a.m. her body was found Hopkinton.
Hopkinton Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office has been quiet on her death except to say they are investigating it.
UPDATED: Today, May 2, Middlesex Country District Attorney Marian Ryan issued this statement “The death of Mikayla Miller is a tragedy and an unimaginable loss for her family and the entire community. We know that everyone mourning her is seeking answers. Our investigation into the events of April 17-18, 2021, remains open.”
But others are seeking answers, including Violence In Boston Inc., which is hosting the event on Thursday.
Miller was an honors student, who played basketball. She dreamed of attending Spellman University or Howard University and studying journalism, according to a social media post.
There is no obituary at this time.
“Miller wasn’t a troublesome child. She had never been arrested, or suspended from school. She had never even been in a fight,” according to a social media post by Black Panther Party regional director Adam Pina.
“Mikayla was a loving daughter, a little sister, a niece, a cousin and a friend. She was also a Member of the LGBTQIA community,” wrote Pina on social media.
The vigil will be held at East Main Street (the marathon start line) in Hopkinton at 4:30 p.m.
“While we await a ruling on the cause and manner of death from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, we will continue gathering information and interviewing witnesses,” Ryan said. “As this investigation unfolds, we will continue to be in contact with Mikayla’s family and their representatives.”