Vigil Honors Girl Whose Body was Found Burned

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a burned body found in South LA

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    Homicide investigators spoke with friends and family gathered Saturday night to remember 17-year-old Terrey Wright, whose body was found burning in a South Los Angeles street. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2012. (Published Sunday, Sep 23, 2012)

    Family and friends on Saturday held a candlelight vigil for a 17-year-old girl whose body was found burning on a South Los Angeles street on Monday.

    Mourners remembered Terrey Wright at a vigil in the 300 block of West 94th Street in South Los Angeles, the location where her body was found.

    "She was a daughter, sister, aunty, cousin, niece," reads the Facebook page, Terrey Wright Rest in Paradise. "…in a better place, called paradise. you'll be missed!!"

    Friends said the senior at Washington Prep High School used to live with her mother some 20 blocks from where her body was found, but that the teen did hang around the area.

    Investigators are trying to piece together the last moments of Wright's life.

    Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Sara Faden said on Saturday that police have opened a homicide investigation into the case, but had no suspects. Police have not publicly released the name of the victim nor are they talking about the circumstances surrounding the death, Faden said.

    Coroner’s officials aren’t talking either. The LAPD has put a security hold on the case, pre-empting the coroner’s office from releasing information about the case, according to the coroner’s chief investigator Craig Harvey.

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