US News Candlelit vigil held for teenager Gaia Pope

02:50  26 november  2017
02:50  26 november  2017 Source:   Sky News

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Candlelight vigil for Gaia Pope as the 19-year-old's friends and relatives including her grieving father gather for a minute's silence. The teenager 's family are pictured on their way to the Prince Albert Gardens amphitheatre in Swanage, Dorset where a candlelit vigil was held as the sun set this

A candlelight vigil has been held for Gaia Pope a week after her body was found. The amphitheatre in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset was illuminated as people lit candles in memory of the teenager on Saturday evening.

People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset to pay their respects to 19 year old Gaia Pope whose body was found nearby on November 18. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire © PA People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset to pay their respects to 19 year old Gaia Pope whose body was found nearby on November 18. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Dozens of people have attended a candlelit vigil following the death of 19-year-old Gaia Pope, whose body was found last week.

Gaia's family, including her parents Richard and Natasha and sister Clara, were joined by mourners who paid their respects to the teenager and held a minute's silence.

People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset to pay their respects to 19 year old Gaia Pope whose body was found nearby on November 18. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire © PA People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset to pay their respects to 19 year old Gaia Pope whose body was found nearby on November 18. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire The amphitheatre in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset, where Gaia lived, was illuminated with candles lit in her memory.

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A candlelight vigil has been held for Gaia Pope a week after her body was found. Scores of mourners joined members of her family to pay their respects to the 19-year-old. The amphitheatre in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset was illuminated as people lit candles in memory of the teenager

They were placed in glass jars next to flowers which spelled out the teenager's name below a framed picture of her.

A playlist of Gaia's favourite songs was played after readings from friends and family sharing their memories.

People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset to pay their respects to 19 year old Gaia Pope whose body was found nearby on November 18. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire © PA People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset to pay their respects to 19 year old Gaia Pope whose body was found nearby on November 18. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire Her cousin, Marienna, said: "It breaks my heart to think how much she still had to give the world which she was determined to change for the better. She was a powerful young woman and it was well within her reach."

Gaia Pope, who suffered from severe epilepsy, disappeared on 7 November, sparking a campaign to find her.

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A candlelight vigil has been held for Gaia Pope a week after her body was found. Scores of mourners joined members of her family to pay their respects to the 19-year-old. The amphitheatre in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset was illuminated as people lit candles in memory of the teenager

A candlelight vigil has been held for Gaia Pope a week after her body was found. Scores of mourners joined members of her family to pay their respects to the 19-year-old. The amphitheatre in the Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage, Dorset was illuminated as people lit candles in memory of the teenager

Her body was found 11 days later close to a cliff edge near Swanage.

Floral tributes for Gaia Pope are left at the King Alfred Monument © PA Floral tributes for Gaia Pope are left at the King Alfred Monument A post-mortem examination suggested nobody else was involved in her death, and three people who had been arrested in connection with her disappearance were released.

Her death is being treated as unexplained.

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