MENIFEE, Calif. (KTLA) — A public memorial was held Thursday for Terry Smith, the 11-year-old Menifee boy whose body was discovered in a shallow grave after a days-long search effort.
The service at Lamb’s Fellowship Church was organized by boy’s father, Terry Smith Sr., as a way to personally thank the volunteers who helped in the search.
“I want to thank each and every last one of you,” Smith said. “You will never be forgotten.”
The elder Smith , who lives in West Virginia, sold his car to buy a plane ticket to California to bring his son home to be buried.
An email account, Luvmy4boys23@gmail.com, has been set for anyone wishing to help.