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Family and friends hold candlelight vigil for Janaya Thompson tonight

A candlelight vigil honors Janaya Thompson. (Photo source: WLOX News) A candlelight vigil honors Janaya Thompson. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Tonight a birthday celebration for a little girl takes on a somber tone. At 6:30 p.m. a candlelight vigil will be held in honor of Janaya Thompson.

Thompson would have turned 7-years-old today.

Thompson was found sexually assaulted and murdered inside the bathroom of a mobile home on Whitney Drive in Gulfport on July 17, 2014.

The vigil will be held at Whitney Drive in Gulfport.

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