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Dozens gather to remember Ashtabula teen

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ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio -

A community came gathered Friday evening to pray for a 13-year-old girl who they believe is dead.

The Ashtabula girl was reported missing Tuesday after her parents reportedly asked a family friend to watch her.

That family friend, 46-year-old John Bove now faces several charges, in Ohio and Pennsylvania in connection to the disappearance of the teen.

Bove led police on a chase through Sharon on Thursday. 

At  the vigil held  at an Ashtabula church, those who knew Kara Zdanczewski, were clinging to memories of her life.

The community is still shocked about her disappearance and apparent death. 

"She was a really good friend," said Courtney Sutley, a 7th grader at Lakeside Junior High School. 

Classmates, friends, and teachers gathered in front of  Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Ashtabula. 

"She cared about her friends, she cared about everybody. She cared about what was going on in your life. She would help you out with anything," said another classmate Ali Starcher. 

Officials at Lakeside Junior High told us that their doors will be open Saturday from 10 A-M until 2 P-M for anyone who may want to talk to a counselor, or need support. 

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