Hundreds of community members gather to honor Braylen Noble

Events were held for the family and volunteers at the Hunter’s Ridge Apartment Complex
Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 12:18 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Prayer vigils were held Wednesday night as hundreds of people from around Toledo gathered to honor the memory of Braylen Noble.

After a days-long search, the 3-year-old’s body was found by authorities in the pool at Hunter’s Ridge apartments.

That fence around the pool was covered with balloons, stuffed animals, and candles surrounding the perimeter as hundreds of people from all of the city came to honor a young life lost too soon.

Some members of Noble’s family helped organize the event, with others who felt a personal connection to the tragedy. The crowd gathered to pray, holding their children tighter while coping with the loss of a young life.

“We’re going to let the legal system ask why," volunteer Sherri Sweeney said. "What we’re going to do, we’re going to continue to love these babies, and when we cry, we’re going to hug them, and when they cry we’re going to ask them what’s wrong.”

Family members at the vigil said they appreciate the community support and all the volunteers who helped with the search for Noble. They are now asking for privacy in this time of grief.

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Some organizers of the vigil said they will be back again at 4 p.m. Thursday to continue with another prayer service.

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