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Vigil Held For Sherman High Student Who Apparently Committed Suicide

Reported: Feb. 26, 2014 10:20 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 27, 2014 9:26 AM EST
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RACINE, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- Family members, friends and the community of Racine came together Wednesday night to light candles and share memories of Christopher Nelson. Now everyone is hoping together they can get through this difficult time.

"I love you buddy. I don't know why you did it," longtime friend Billy Hapney said.

Dozens gathered at John Slack Park in Boone County to remember Nelson, the 16-year-old Sherman High School student who died Monday.

"Chris was a great guy. He was like charismatic and he loved everything," James Bishop said. "He loved music. He loved playing games, video games especially."

Nelson apparently committed suicide on Monday.

While some family members say bullying was the trigger, Boone County deputies investigating the death said so far there is no concrete evidence to prove the theory. However, the investigation is ongoing.

"You know I talked to him just the day before and he seemed like he was upset and I tried to help him the best I could," Bishop said. "Never would have thought he'd actually go to the lengths."

Shocked is the only word friends can use to describe the moment they heard the news.

And now with family and friends supporting each other through this difficult time, they all hope the memory of Chris lives on.

"I hope, hey, just remember him," Hapney said. "And know that he's a good person, that his legacy lives on forever."

During the vigil, donations were taken for funeral costs for the family of Chris.

If you would like to help the family out, a fund has been set up at four Whitesville State Banks in Boone County.




RACINE, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons, Leslie Rubin) -- A vigil will be held Wednesday to remember the life of a student who died after an apparent suicide.

Family members of Christopher Nelson told Eyewitness News that the candlelight vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Racine Park in Racine.

Nelson was a student at Sherman High School in Boone County. He passed away earlier this week.

Community members are invited to attend the event to show support for the Nelson family. The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating Nelson's death.

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