Classmates to honor memory of teenage dragging victim - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Classmates honor memory of teenage dragging victim

The teen girl killed after she was dragged by an SUV was remembered by her classmates on Thursday.

A celebration of life was held for Rosaura Oquendo at Max Hayes High School. 

Rosaura was killed Sunday evening on West 81st Street near her home.

On Wednesday, the teenage suspect questioned in Rosaura's dragging death was arrested. He was locked up after he was brought in for more questioning. He has not yet been charged.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Oquendo and the teen were arguing. The suspect was driving the Jeep and Oquendo was standing outside of the suspect's vehicle on the driver's side. During the argument, the suspect pulled off dragging the Oquendo down the street. According to witnesses, she fell from the vehicle and hit the pavement. The suspect fled the scene without stopping.

Family members have set up a fund in Rosaura's name to help with burial expenses. Donations can be made at the U.S. Bank on W. 25th.

The teen will be laid to rest on Friday.

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