The body of a young woman was discovered in Merritt over the weekend.

Makayla McRae, who graduated from Merritt Secondary School last year, died on April 28, according to her obituary — three months after her 19th birthday.

Merritt RCMP have not released details of the case.

Members of the Lower Nicola Indian Band are planning a candlelit vigil to honour McRae on April 30 at the civic centre.

The ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m., and attendees are invited to bring candles or any kind of lights. Drummers are welcome as well.

More to come.