EMMETT (CBS2) — The Emmett community is reeling from the loss of Taryn Summers. They wasted no time in organizing a vigil for her.
Even after the vigil wrapped up, many hung around to say their goodbyes to Taryn Summers.
Dozens from Emmett and all over the state of Idaho gathered to mourn, pray, and celebrate the life of 8-year-old Summers.
Friends, classmates, church members, and even complete strangers were moved by this heartbreaking memorial.
“I had to do something,” said Deborah Lovelace, an organizer of the vigil. “It’s amazing how many people donated and the response we got.”
The memorial also included a sermon from Michael Hughes, the pastor of the Calvary Chapel of Emmett.
“She was my best friend,” said Jerilyn Hergenreder a friend of Taryn summers. “I rode the bus with her. I miss her and I hope she is in heaven.”
This vigil comes after Summers body was found Thursday night by Gem County Sheriff deputies in the same rural neighborhood where she and her two older siblings were last seen.
CBS2 also reached out to the Gem County Sheriff’s office to ask questions in regards to the case but the Sheriff continues to come up empty handed for answers as the case is under investigation.
It was a sad day for everyone in Emmett and beyond, but the community came together to pay tribute in a heartwarming way.