Vigil for Hillary Sharma, missing woman found dead at CVNP

Vigil for Hillary Sharma, missing woman found dead at CVNP
Hillary Sharma (Source: Facebook)
Hillary Sharma (Source: Facebook)

BEDFORD, OH (WOIO) - On Sunday, August 31, at 8 p.m. there will be a candlelight vigil for Hillary Sharma, the woman who went missing for more than a week before she was found dead on Thursday, August 28.  The event will be held at the Bedford Public Square.

Sharma, who was last seen on Tuesday, August 19, was reported missing after she uncharacteristically disappeared.  During a search, her car was soon discovered at the Boston Store Visitor Center.

Sharma was found lifeless in the Cuyahoga River near the Highland Road Bridge at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the place were many law enforcement agencies and community members scoured more than 33,000 acres looking for a clue to her whereabouts.

Sharma's cause of death is pending.

The investigation has not revealed anything which leads the park to believe visitors are at any increased risk.

Best friend Carrie Kope says Sharma loved the park's scenery.

"She liked to take pictures. That's how she cleared her head," said Kope.

Sharma had recently completed a photography course at Lakeland Community College and was enrolled in a graphic arts class. She was a graphic artist at Steve's Sports in Bedford Heights.

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