FREMONT, Ohio -- Less than 12 hours after his body was discovered at a Lorain County landfill, friends, family and the greater Fremont community came together to remember Cory Barron.
22-year-old Barron went missing during a concert at Progressive Field on Friday, July 18. His body was found Tuesday, July 22 at a landfill in Lorain County. The landfill is the final destination for trash from the stadium.
"The hardest part tonight is not having clarity on what happened," said Kent Weaver, a life-long friend of Barron. "It's amazing we were able to get so many people to this vigil in such a short about of time, just a few hours."
Miranda Clark grew up across the street from Barron. "I just keep thinking this is a dream, that someone is going to pinch me and wake up. I can't believe it."
Clark recalled to WKYC Channel 3 playing football and baseball in the street with Barron. She pointed out the family has a Cleveland Indians flag on display in their front yard.
Nearly 100 people showed up for Tuesday evening's vigil at Fremont Ross High School. A second, larger vigil is planned for Thursday, July 24 at the same site. People are encouraged to dress in purple and white, the school's colors.
A fund will be established for anyone wishing to donate to the Barron family.
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