An 11-year-old New Hampshire girl found dead last week is being remembered in a community celebration of her life.
About 300 friends, acquaintances and family members packed into a steamy school gymnasium Monday night, toasting Celina Cass’ memory in words, song and poetry.
The body of the girl, who was reported missing from her Stewartstown, N.H., home on July 26, was found in a river a week later. Her death has been ruled suspicious.
Her funeral was Monday, and she was remembered Monday night at a memorial service in the Canaan, Vt., gym where she played basketball. It began with a guitar player singing "Tears in Heaven."
Samples of her artwork, photographs, stuffed animals and other keepsakes sat on tables and her coach and a classmate remembered her spirit.