The memorial service for 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was a sea of white and aqua, Tristyn’s favorite color.
Action News Jax’s Dani Bozzini will have a recap of the memories of Tristyn that were shared at the service beginning on FOX30 Action News Jax at 10.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Tristyn, who attended Patriot Oaks Academy, was reported missing on May 9 -- Mother’s Day -- and found dead later that day in the Durbin Crossing neighborhood.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced the next day, on May 10, that 14-year-old Aiden Fucci was being charged with second-degree murder in Tristyn’s death.
On Tuesday, May 11, investigators revealed that Tristyn had been stabbed to death. Prosecutors are still weighing whether Fucci should be charged as an adult.
A petition on Change.org has gathered more than 200,000 signatures, urging the State Attorney’s Office to charge Fucci as an adult.
In the week following her death, the community came together to remember Tristyn in multiple ways.
- Durbin Crossing neighbors hung aqua ribbons in Tristyn’s honor.
- Tristyn was a cheerleader and the local cheer community reflected on Tristyn’s life and legacy.
- The cheer community also sold T-shirts in memory of Tristyn, with the proceeds going to her family.
- Several vigils were held for Tristyn | PHOTOS: Vigils held for Tristyn Bailey
- Several schools and sports organizations wore white to honor Tristyn’s memory.
- A GoFundMe account was established for Tristyn’s family. To date, it has raised more than $52,000.
- STA Nutrition held a fundraiser Tuesday they called Teal Tea Tuesday. The company they will donate $1.00 for every Teal Tea sold to Tristyn’s family, as well as all tips from each of their Jacksonville-area locations.
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