Candlelight vigil held to remember Kamden Johnson
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
The Cottage Hill community held a candlelight vigil Friday night to remember 5-year-old Kamden Johnson.
Dozens gathered near the make shift memorial on Demetropolis Road where Kamden's body was found Monday.
"I just wanted to come and lend my support and pay my respects," Willie Williams said.
"It's a hurting time, it's a trying time," GeeGee McQuirter said.
Kamden's uncle Hilliard Smith just so happen to be visiting the site when he walked up on the vigil.
"We saw all these people and I said let's just stop and I stopped the car and we just got out," he said.
Smith says right now is a hard time for the family.
"For something like that to happen to one of the youngest members in the family we're still in shock," he said.
He says Kamden was energetic, fun, smart and a likable child.
As the days pass the make shift memorial continues to grow with people coming from near and far to leave balloons or a message.
"When I first heard about it, it touched my heart because I'm a grandmother," Sharron Barbour said. "I know he's in heaven now and I know he's an angel."