U of M hosts vigil for missing student

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of people have gathered at the University of Minnesota to honor a missing student who police believe drowned in the Mississippi River.

A vigil was held Tuesday evening outside the school’s student union for 22-year-old Jennifer Houle. The Star Tribune reports many of the people in attendance wore purple, Houle’s favorite color, and her Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters released purple balloons into the sky, with messages written on them.

Houle went missing early Friday morning after going out to a bar with friends in the Dinkytown neighborhood.

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