Brooke Bennett mourned amid flowers, snapshot collages and tears

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Hundreds of mourners are remembering 12-year-old Brooke Bennett.

Last night a wake was held in the auditorium at Randolph Union High School where she had just graduated from seventh grade.

A funeral is scheduled for today.

Brooke’s uncle, 42-year-old Michael Jacques remains jailed on a federal kidnapping charge, but he hasn’t been charged in her death. Her cause of death hasn’t been released, but federal prosecutors say she was killed.

Her former stepfather, 40-year-old Raymond Gagnon, of San Antonio, is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly having an acquaintance throw out his laptop computer as authorities were searching for Brooke. He has also been charged in Alabama with possession of child pornography.

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