Friends hold vigil for Evansville grad found dead in Onalaska - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Friends hold vigil for Evansville grad found dead in Onalaska


LA CROSSE (WKOW) - Friends and co-workers remember a young woman from Evansville who was found dead near La Crosse, where she was a student.

They held a vigil Monday night for Neala Frye, a 23-year-old UW-La Crosse student who graduated from Evansville High School in 2007. Her co-workers say this was a way to remember Neala's "light and shine."

Friends signed a message board for Neala and shared favorite memories with the entire group. "She's amazing. We'll never meet anyone like her. Ever. No, anyone would be her friend. I mean, one of the first days I met her I wanted to be her friend. Like she's so welcoming and the most outgoing person ever and..... phenomenal."

Frye's body was found late Sunday night after she had gone missing early that morning. Police still aren't sure how she died, but say the cold weather may have played a role.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at