Vigil held for West Warwick girl reported missing
Khia Lake's family and friends gathered for a vigil Monday night in hopes the missing 14-year-old West Warwick girl returns home.
"I wish that she could see it. I don't think she realizes how many people care about her," her mother, Serenity Fague, told NBC 10.
About 75 people gathered for the vigil at the Gazebo on Main Street in the Artic section of West Warwick.
Lake hasn't been seen in nearly two weeks, since it's presumed she left home through a window on Aug. 20.
Since then, police, friends, and family, have been looking for her.
"Just really horrible. I just want to know that she's safe, she's ok somewhere," Fague said.
Family friend Jessica Waltonen told NBC 10, "We'd just like everybody to know how well loved she is and how much we care about her and how much we miss her. We just want her to come back home."
The organizers of the vigil also wanted to use the platform to get the word out.
"We want to bring more attention to the situation. We'd like everybody to know that she's missing and to keep their eyes and ears open," Waltonen said.
Those in attendance were asked to take fliers and spread them around.
"I just want her to come home or at least contact somebody and let us know she's ok. I've been a teenage girl. I know how crazy it is and how confusing things can be. So I'm going to understand whatever made this happen. She can come home. We all just love her and want her to be safe," Fague said.