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Wylie's Angel: Hundreds Gather for Vigil for Unidentified Boy

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Composite image of unidentified boy. (Wylie Police Department)

WYLIE, Texas (CBS/AP) Hundreds of strangers gathered to attend a vigil for an unidentified boy known as "Wylie's Angel" who was found dead earlier this month near a North Texas lake.

PICTURES: Hundreds Gather at Vigil for Wylie's Angel

Authorities have been working to identify the boy who was found April 15 by a gardener in a park near Lavon Lake. Police believe the boy was about 6-years-old.

Investigators say the boy probably "had significant medical needs." He also showed signs of having had a feeding tube. Autopsy results have not been released.

Malorie Martinez, who helped organize the vigil Thursday night near the lake, told The Dallas Morning News that she didn't think she would get so much support when she started a Facebook page called "Wylie's Angel." The group now has almost 40,000 members.

If you have any information about this case, call the hotline of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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PICTURES: Hundreds Gather at Vigil for Wylie's Angel

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