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Mon July 1, 2013

Vigil Held for Oklahoma Teen Missing in Ecuador

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of people gathered Sunday to show their support for an Oklahoma teenager who's been missing in Ecuador for the past two weeks.

A vigil took place at Classen School of Advanced Studies, where August Reiger graduated as a valedictorian in May. Reiger went missing while hiking in Ecuador with his family on June 16.

At the vigil, friends lit candles, played music and read poems. Family friend Amy Sergent tells Oklahoma City television station KWTV that friends want to show their support for Reiger's family, who remain in Ecuador.

Reiger's father has said he believes his son either fell from a steep ledge or was kidnapped.

Gov. Mary Fallin says her office has urged authorities in Ecuador to make the search for Reiger a priority.