COLUMBUS, Ga. – The family of 25-year-old Renee Eldridge says they appreciate all the support the community has given them over the past few weeks. The community has put together several events to help raise money for Eldridge’s family and to remember her.
“It means a lot. The community has really showed our family a lot of love and support during this difficult time and we appreciate it a lot,” Nicole said.
Friends and family gathered at Shaw High School for a candlelight vigil in memory of Eldridge this weekend. Eldridge’s high school classmates put together the vigil to honor and commemorate a lost friend.
Nicole said these past few weeks have been very painful.
“I just miss being able to pick up the phone and call my best friend,” Nicole said tearfully.
Eldridge was laid to rest last Monday.
Eldridge went missing from her Columbus home on the 4th of July. Her body was found in a creek in Valley, AL a few days