Editor’s note: This vigil was held shortly before police announced it believed Quinton Simon was dead.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A prayer vigil was held Wednesday night for Quinton Simon, the missing toddler who was last seen a week ago.
The vigil is being held at Daffin Park and organizers say they wanted to come together to pray for little Quinton to be found safe. The vigil will start at 6:30 p.m.
Dozens gathered in Daffin Park in Savannah with one thing on their mind, where is Quinton? Those supporters have no connection to the family but have been touched by the emotional situation and just wanted to do something to show concern for everyone involved.
“It’s been seven days,” said Ashley Brower who organized the event. “I feel like a baby just doesn’t vanish into thin air and we haven’t had any updates. Everybody wants answers, let’s pray for some answers, prayer does not hurt anybody.”
Answers are exactly what federal and local law enforcement are looking for as the search continued into its second week. The Chatham County Police Department said they now have evidence they believe will move the case forward, but those waiting are fearful that those answers may come too late.
“I’m concerned,” said Savannah resident Kay Hunter. “I have one child, he’s 32 and I have two grandchildren. And you would have to sedate me to keep me from going outside and begging for help. And I’m not trying to be negative, but I pray that he’s with Jesus now instead of suffering.”