Vigil planned for spring breaker who died on Island

A candlelight prayer vigil will be held Thursday for the Texas spring breaker who disappeared on the Island.

Organizers say the community vigil for Justin Kirby Walker will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 outside the Island Baptist Church, 107 W. Mesquite St., South Padre Island.

Walker, 18, was visiting South Padre Island during Texas Week when he disappeared after attending the UME concert at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark.

His body was discovered Wednesday afternoon at Costa Azul in Matamoros, which is across from Boca Chica Beach. His parents later identified the remains of their only child.

His funeral will be held on Thursday in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas.