Family Of Slain Tristyn Bailey Receives Outpouring Of Community Support

May 11, 2021

In a large showing of support for the family of Tristyn Bailey, members of the community gathered in St. Johns County for a vigil Monday night to remember the 13-year-old.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story identified the murder suspect by name. WJCT News has chosen to remove that identification because the suspect is a minor and has not been charged as an adult.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported Bailey was found dead Sunday after she had been reported missing.

Sheriff Robert Hardwick on Monday said a 14-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder in connection with Bailey’s death.

Holding candles, people stood together at the South Durbin Crossing Amenity Center to pay their respects. Many wore the color aqua, Bailey’s favorite color.

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