Candlelight vigil held for missing Lorain man found dead

Candlelight vigil held for missing Lorain man found dead

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Friends and family of Aaron Zimmerman gathered Saturday evening for a vigil at a place they say he loved to go.

The event was held on Saturday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Day's Dam Lorain Metroparks.

Zimmerman's loved ones,  law enforcement officers and searchers who had never met him, scoured the area for months, looking for any sign that would lead them to his whereabouts. He disappeared on Nov. 14, 2014.

Vigil attendees shared memories of Zimmerman and the service concluded with the release of a single dove representing the closing of an old chapter.

Rhonda Zimmerman says she is thrilled that her son can finally rest in peace.

"I would tell him I am happy. I love him and I know where he is and I will see him again," said Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be at the Church On The North Coast on Friday, March 27.

Donations are being accepted at First Merit Bank to assist the family with funeral costs.

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