FORT MILL, S.C. — Dozens of friends honored a Charlotte native and graduate student of the Northwest School of the Arts Wednesday night who was found dead in Boston.
A special service was held for Jonathan Dailey, 23, at Morning Star Fellowship Church in Fort Mill. Dailey's body was discovered and positively identified Tuesday by Massachusetts investigators. Organizers of the service hoped Dailey's loved ones won't remember the terrible ending, but rather the life the aspiring architect and Eagle Scout lived.
As Dailey's family and friends grieve, they hope for answers on his death.
“They're doing really bad. The mother, as you can imagine, she's struggling. She's just trying to hold it together. She's trying not to have a nervous breakdown, the father too, the kids, but they are so strong,” said Pastor Rick Joyner of the Morning Star Fellowship Church.
Authorities in Massachusetts promised a thorough and comprehensive search throughout the investigation. However, the District Attorney's office in Boston said it could be awhile before the medical examiner releases the official cause of death.
Funeral arrangements for Dailey are still pending.