Hundred attended a vigil July 18th, 2023 for Cesar Chavez High School student Chris Hampton found dead in Show Low Lake. Dozens of purple and silver balloons – the high school colors – were released into the air. Later candles were lit candles for the student as the sun set.

Hampton, 15, a football player at the high school, was at summer camp with his team in the White Mountains at Lakeside Blue Ridge High. He went missing after deciding to go to the lake at a nearby town.

Law enforcement agencies searched for Hampton and eventually the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office dive team was called. The MCSO team utilized a remotely-operated vehicle unit which found and recovered Hampton’s body.

The Investigation into Hampton’s death remains ongoing, as his parents are still seeking answers as to what happened.

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