By Muhammad Atef | May 4, 2021

Candlelight vigil and rally to be held for Hopkinton girl found dead

HOPKINTON — Family members and friends of a local teen found dead last month are set to gather Thursday at the Boston Marathon starting line to hold a rally in an effort to get what they say is the truth about how she died.

Mikayla Miller, 16, of Hopkinton, was found dead about 7:45 a.m. on April 18. It is not clear whether she died earlier that day or the day before. 

A flyer announcing that friends and family members of Mikayla Miller, 16, plan to hold a rally and candlelight vigil Thursday afternoon at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. They question the circumstances surrounding the teen's death last month.

On April 19, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office confirmed it was investigating Miller’s death, but that it is not considered suspicious.

However, her family and friends disagree on that point.

Thursday’s candlelight vigil and rally is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. at the starting line of the Boston Marathon on East Main Street.

The event is sponsored by Violence in Boston, a Boston organization that works with victims of crimes. It termed Miller’s death a “mystery” and said the rally is to “demand answers from District Attorney Marian Ryan.”

Violence in Boston did not reply to emails seeking comment.

Ryan, in a statement released on Sunday, said her office and the Massachusetts State Police are continuing to investigate Miller’s death.

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