Oct 26, 2016 10:51 AM

Candle light vigil planned for Nashua teen found dead in Merrimack River


NASHUA — Community members continue to mourn the death of a local teen who was swept down a drain during Friday's rain storm with a vigil.

READ: Nashua teen found dead in Merrimack River ID'd by Chief Medical Examiner

The candle light vigil will be held for 16-year-old Jacob Goulet on Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their own candles to Riverside Barbeque Company at 53 Main Street to remember the Nashua North High Schooler's recent passing.

Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the body recovered from the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, Mass., as Goulet Tuesday.

Results from the autopsy conducted on the body Monday are still pending.

The teen is believed to have been swept down a storm drain in Nashua during heavy rain on Friday night.

The Division of Public Works released a report Monday afternoon, saying their investigation was unable to conclude why or how the storm drain cover opened. As a result, the city said it will replace all aluminum covers with stainless-steel covers, as well as securing them closed with "tamper-proof" bolts and locks.

Community members created a memorial at the spot Goulet was last known to be, placing flowers and small items along the river.

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