ROCHESTER, Minn. – It was a bittersweet afternoon as friends and family of a teenager, whose body was found last month, gathered to remember him.
Noah Graddy, from Byron, had been missing since January and authorities found his remains in dodge county back in March.
This painful loss has hit home to many in southern Minnesota, but on Sunday, dozens of people gathered for a benefit for the Graddy family.
Family friends tell us that there was no life insurance for Noah and because of this, they are trying to raise as much money as they can to help support the Graddy family.
“This is a hard day for them but it’s exciting,” says Laura Gearhart, a family friend to Noah’s older sister Savannah.
She says that “it’s exciting to see all the people come out and see them support the family.”
The family is hoping to raise at least $10,000 and donations are still being accepted through the “Find Noah Graddy” Facebook page.