Congregants of a Jacksonville church held a vigil in memory of a missing toddler after authorities said remains found near the church last week may belong to the boy.
Investigators say they believe the remains found Sunday in a ``garbage heap'' in a wooded area near Julington Baptist Church are those of Lonzie Barton. The 21-month-old boy was reported missing in July.
No cause of death has been determined. Lonzie's mother and her boyfriend have been accused of child neglect.
The Florida Times-Union reports that Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief Tom Hackney joined the crowd that gathered for the vigil Thursday at the church. Hackney said recovering Lonzie's body was ``a very sad occasion'' but the discovery also answered prayers that the boy would be found.
Hackney said he wished he had more answers for people who ask why Lonzie died.