The family of 11-year-old Laquan Lattimore gathered outside True Love Church in his neighborhood for a prayer vigil in his memory. They got the devastating news that a body found in Darby Creek Wednesday is their precious little boy who went missing Monday.
"This is something that we never expected so we're kind of riding a wave," said Darryl Lattimore. He's Laquan's uncle. He says although it wasn't the news they had hoped for, they are grateful for Folcroft Police and the community.
"We commend them for the efforts and their diligence in how they tried to bring our nephew, my mother's grandson and my brother's son back home alive," said the boy's uncle.
The Medical Examiner ruled Laquan's death an accidental drowning but his family says he didn't know how to swim and they still have questions about his death.
"Truly we are not a revenge seeking family but we also know that we serve a just God. So I just ask the Lord for those that had a hand in ending my nephew's life, for him to have mercy on their souls," said Darryl Lattimore.
Many who knew Laquan spoke during the vigil including Pastor Michael Heath of Living Waters Church. He prayed before the crowd.
"Some of teachers were out, his principal from elementary school was here, varying clergy and family just coming together to support in this time of lost. As a father and grandfather my heart went out for the family. I just could not imagine what they were going through so I just began to pray," said Pastor Heath.
Police still have not found Laquan's backpack and bike. His family says he was out riding his bike the day he disappeared.