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Vigil held for 16-year-old Cleveland boy found dead

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Tuesday night, around 50 family and friends gathered for a vigil at the vacant house, where 16-year-old Alexander Mullin's body was discovered on East 54th Street in Cleveland.

"Little Al was the boy who if you gave him $20 bucks to get food, he would get it for someone hungrier," said Amber Mullins, Alexander's sister.

Signs, flowers, and stuffed animals mark where Alexander's body was found.

He was last seen back on November 9 at Washington Park High School.

Alexander was found shot in the chest 11 days later.

"I am going to miss that smile of his; I would tell him to get a haircut, that shaggy blond hair of his," said Amber.

Alicia Wilde is his aunt, but says Alexander was more like a son to her.

"He was a really great kid, he had such a huge heart," said Wilde.

Police still don't know who shot him and why.

"We are going to find out who did this and they are going to go to prison.  And they are going to spend the rest of their lives there," said Wilde.

Viewing is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Ripepis Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights.

Alexander will be laid to rest Monday.

Meantime, his family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the funeral.

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