UPDATE: Memorial planned for student killed in Mexico
A Rolling Meadows High School senior was burned alive while visiting family in Mexico, said authorities.
The body of Alexis Marron, 18, was found along with two men’s bodies inside the trunk of a torched car in the central Mexico state of Michoacán Saturday, the Daily Herald reports.
The teen was visiting his grandmother in Quiringüicharo, located in central Mexico, according to local police. The car belonged to a man giving Alexis a ride to visit his girlfriend, said a spokesperson for the Procuradori de Morelia, Michoacán.
The victims' families said it didn’t appear they were involved in any kind of trouble, a ministerial police representative said.
“He was a nice guy, a respectful guy,” said Jasmine Ibanez, Marron’s classmate. “He never did drugs. None of that. He was a simple guy.”
Two Facebook pages are paying tribute to Alexis’ life. There are plans for a memorial at the high school when classes resume Jan. 3.