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Family and friends remember Elijah Dillard

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SAGINAW (WJRT) -

(03/05/14) - Wednesday night, family and friends gathered in Saginaw to remember a life taken too soon - 6-year-old Elijah Dillard.

Elijah died over the weekend, after investigators say he was abused by his parents.

The 6 year old's father is charged with his murder. His mother is charged with abuse.

The little boy's family is left with both pain and questions about what happened.

Family and friends gathered at the Dillard home in Saginaw to pray and light candles.

They stood just a few inches away from the house where Elijah's body was found and where investigators say he may have been abused.

Elijah's father, Aki Dillard, and mother Mio Campbell are both charged in connection to the case.

Police say Elijah had burns and head injuries.

The family still has lots of questions and plan to do their own investigation.

They don't want people to forget Elijah, hoping his death will shine a light on child abuse.

"We want to be able to prevent something like this from happening to another child," said Tatanesha Dillard, Elijah's aunt.

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