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Family and friends gather to remember 20-year-old Jequil Holloway

Posted at 10:13 PM, Nov 07, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. - Family and friends gathered at the Metropolitan Funeral Home for a vigil in honor of 20-year-old Jequil Holloway.

"She said I really have a plan, I'm going to graduate a year early, I'm going to school for medical, I'm gonna get me a job in the field,
says Jequil's grandmother, Euzelia Dearing. "She had a plan and she executed her plan as far as she could, I just wish she could be here to carry it out."

Jequil was reported missing by Norfolk Police on October 30th.

Two days later, police found her body inside the car she was last seen in, a Grey Nissan in Chesapeake. They are investigating her death as a homicide.

"She wasn't a partier, she didn't do drugs, she didn't hang out, she's very responsible, she took care of her sister and her mother," says Jequil's cousin, Glenda Williams.

Her loved ones took the time on Saturday to remember happier times, and focus on coming together as a community.

"She cared a lot about people, she worried about everyone else and what they needed, she was there for anybody," says Dearing.

Police have not said if they have any suspects or a person of interest in Jequil's death.

NewsChannel 3 found out that police arrested her boyfriend, 18-year-old Neal Bolden, for having a gun as a convicted felon, on the same day that Jequil's body was found. However, Bolden has not been accused of her murder.

As the police investigation continues, Jequil's family is focusing on her memory.

"We have just earned another guardian angel," says Williams.