Two prayer vigils planned for Kayla Gomez-Orozco Sunday night

Published on Sunday, 6 November 2016 09:05 - Written by

Two prayer vigils for Kayla Gomez-Orozco's family have been planned for Sunday night.

There is one at Jack Elementary School, where Kayla was in fourth grade, and one at 6:30 p.m. at Brook Hill School in Bullard, near where Kayla went missing.

Tyler ISD sent a text message early Sunday about the Jack Elementary prayer vigil for Kayla's family and friends and said all are invited to attend. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Faulkner Park and buses will shuttle them to Jack Elementary  continuously  until the program starts at 5:15 p.m.

The district sent out a statement Sunday afternoon saying additional counselors will be on the Jack campus next week to provide assistance and support for staff and students. 

"Our hearts and sympathies go out to Kayla’s family and friends as they come to terms with this painful and senseless tragedy," the statement read. "We ask that you keep the students and staff at Jack Elementary School in your thoughts and prayers."

Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell confirmed Saturday evening the discovery of a body believed to be Kayla. She had been missing for four days.

Sheriff Larry Smith said in a Sunday afternoon press conference that her remains were found in a well in the backyard of the property where one of Kayla's relatives resides. He said a relative is in custody on an immigration hold but has not be charged in connection with Kayla's death.