COLUMBUS, Ohio — Friends and family held a vigil Thursday evening (8/25) for missing Reynoldsburg woman Julie Popovich, NBC 4′s Erin Tate reported. Popovich, 20, was last seen leaving Ledo’s Lounge, located at 2608 N. High St., on Aug. 11.
The gathering was held at 9 p.m. at the center of the North Oval of The Ohio State University campus.
The brief vigil was meant to be an expression of hope, Tate reported.
Her closest friends organized the vigil over the past few days.
They said they are pleased with the national media attention the case has received.
“It’s a chance for everybody to get together and use each other for a support system. In a time like this, we need each other, and that’s certainly what it is. We’re celebrating Julie and everything she is to all of us tonight. So, this prayer is just a prayer for her safe return,” said Popovich friend, Tiffani Maynard.
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We’re praying for her safe return tonight,” Popovich’s friend Tiffani Maynard said. “And it helps all of us together. We’re not the only ones going through it.”