About 200 people gathered outside a Midland-area high school to remember a young woman whose death near Mount Pleasant has been linked to an ex-convict.
MLive.com says friends holding candles met Friday night to share memories at Bullock Creek High School, where Rebekah Gay graduated in 2007. Police say an ex-convict who became a pastor confessed to killing her Wednesday and dumping her body in a rural area as part of a sexual fantasy.
John D. White has been charged with first-degree murder in Isabella County. He and Gay lived in separate homes in the same trailer park. White was engaged to Gay's mother and often watched her 3-year-old son while Gay worked.
He was pastor of a tiny congregation at Christ Community Fellowship, west of Mount Pleasant.