02/16/15 10:30pm
02/16/2015 10:30 PM
A candlelight vigil was held in Wading River on Monday to honor 17-year-old Danielle Lawrence. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

A candlelight vigil was held in Wading River on Monday to honor 17-year-old Danielle Lawrence. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Riverhead High School sophomore Amaya Coach knew Danielle Lawrence since the third grade.

On Monday, Amaya broke down in front of a group of about 70 people and told them how much she loved her friend, who was killed the night before in an apparent double-murder suicide.

“She shouldn’t have died the way she did,” Amaya said, after placing a small stuffed teddy bear in the snow.

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