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Family remembers boy who drowned

Friends and family gather to remember a boy who lost his life earlier this year.

It's been seven months since 8-year-old Jon Stevens' drowned while playing at a friends house. The candlelight vigil was very emotional for his loved ones because today would have been his ninth birthday.

Friends and family brought balloons to his home in Hephzibah to celebrate his life. Jon's body was found at the bottom of a neighbors pool back in April, four hours after he was reported missing. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office ruled his death an accidental drowning but his mother Janette doesn't agree. She said the case wasn't examined thoroughly and the evidence just doesn't add up.

"Its his birthday and I want closure, I want the truth. It's been seven months and ten days and I and I still don't have the truth. I want the truth to be told by the families on the street and I want the truth to be told because there's too much suspicion and Richmond County has not done their and my son's death needs a proper investigation," said Stevens.

The sheriff's office closed the case back in June, but Stevens' says she will not stop until she finds out what happened on that spring day when her son lost his life.

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