Vigil set for ECU grad found dead in Wake County

Friends plan memorial for ECU grad found dead in Wake County

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A vigil is set to take place Wednesday night for a recent ECU graduate who was found dead along a Wake County highway.

The memorial for 23-year-old Weston Vandemerwe, of Apex, is scheduled to take place at 9 p.m. Wednesday outside ECU's Mendenhall Student Center, according to friends. A room inside the building has been reserved in case of bad weather.

Police said they discovered  Vandemerwe's body along Interstate 40 near Hammond Road in Raleigh on Aug. 13. He was last seen at The Oxford bar in Raleigh on Saturday, Aug. 10 at about 1:30 a.m.

"I still don't really believe it," said Kyle Fulk, Vandemerwe's friend and fraternity brother at ECU. The two were members of Phi Kappa Tau together.

Police have not released a cause of Vandemerwe's death, but they said they are investigating the case as a hit-and-run. At last check, no arrest had been made.

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