Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in Hamilton last night for an 11-year-old boy with disabilities who was found dead in a culvert not far from his home.
The crowd of about 500 held candles and released balloons near an intersection a short distance from where Finnigan Danne’s body was found.
The Vigil’s Facebook page asked residents to bring candles, food, gift card or donations for the family.
The disabled boy had been the subject of an Amber Alert over the weekend. The child, who had limited mobility, is thought to have left the house without his wheelchair.
A report from the Canadian Press indicated the 11-year-old may have been looking for his missing cat Saturday morning when he disappeared.
Police say his body wasn’t found during initial searches over the weekend because it was submerged in the water.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the family, whose home was destroyed by fire a few years ago, get back on their feet.
Family and friends will have a chance to say goodbye to Danne Wednesday and Thursday.
Visitation will be held at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. in Dundas, Ontario Wednesday. Friends and family will be able to pay their respects between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at the same location at 4 p.m.