Vigil planned for Chelsea Bruck Tuesday, April 28

The family of Chelsea Bruck is planning a vigil Tuesday evening, just a few days after the 22-year-old's remains were discovered in Monroe County. 

Bruck went missing last October after she disappeared while leaving a Halloween party in Newport. Bruck was dressed in a homemade Poison Ivy costume. Malone says that some of Bruck's clothing was found April 5, and other evidence has been collected as well.

A cause of death has not yet been determined. 

The family says in a statement the vigil will be at 8:30 p.m. at the family's home parish, St. Joseph's Church in Maybee. The church's address is 9207 Josephs Street. Attendees are asked to bring a candle and a lighter if possible, and say purple ribbons will be available. 

Here is the family's statement in full: 

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and prayer during this difficult time. We worked tirelessly for six months to find Chelsea. She has been returned to us and we take relief in knowing she is with our heavenly father. Our faith is strong and we continue to put everything in God's hands. We appreciate everyone's time, help, and funding no matter how big or small. 

Receiving this news has been devastating to our family. We spent our weekend with family and friends, sharing stories and memories of our Chelsea. We greatly appreciate the respect of our privacy.

We express our deepest appreciation for the tireless work of our county officials, specifically the sheriff's department, detective bureau, city police, and state police. We as a family have received our answer, but our detective's work will continue. 

There will be a delay in arrangements up to a month from now. In the meantime, all are invited to join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, for a candlelight vigil for Chelsea at the family's home parish in Maybee. Please bring a candle and lighter if possible. St. Joseph's Church (behind the church) 9207 Josephs Street, Maybee, MI 48159. Parking is available across the street from the church and behind the church.

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