Search group holds vigil for Robert Bee Jr.

Remembering 13 year old Robert Bee Jr.

PEKIN - Friends and family gathered outside of the Tazewell County Courthouse Wednesday to not only remember Robert Bee Jr. but to make the city aware that this is only the beginning.

Bee went missing in November 2016 and his remains were found on July 24th.

Finding his bones has answered many questions, but advocates say they aren't stopping here.

"We are going to continually stay on this case and make sure that it does not turn into a cold case let so many of them here have," said Mary Jane Richards from Team Bonzai.

A search group called Team Bonzai put together the vigil. Only some team members knew Bee, but everyone involved wants to find out what happened to the young boy.

"90% of our team has never met him, 90% of the community that has grown to love him has never met him and he has a strong support behind to let him know that we are here and we will do what we can to get him justice," said Team Bonzai member, Bobette Spillman.

The team said they are going to continue to stay hopeful and vigilant. And they hope that what happened in the dark will come to the light.


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