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Family holds vigil for 8-year-old Sophia Mason in Northern California

HAYWARD, California (KFSN) – Family and community members gathered in Northern California over the weekend to remember Sophia Mason.

The eight-year-old was found dead inside a Merced house a little over a week ago.

Officials say the Hayward police station in Alamenda County has contacted Merced police who are concerned about Sofia’s whereabouts.

Police searched a house in the Merced and found Sophia’s body.

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Investigators say he disappeared a month ago.

Her mother, Samantha Johnson, has since been arrested for her murder.

On Saturday night, family members gathered outside Hayward City Hall to celebrate Sophia’s life and call for systemic change on her behalf.

“But if any of you know anything, we can not save Sophia, but we can do this one thing for her. We can find the person who did this,” said Melissa Harris, Sophia’s aunt.

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Sophia’s mother remains in Merced County Jail. He is being held without bail for homicide.

Police are still searching for Dhante Jackson. He was Johnson’s boy. Officials say he is also wanted for Sophia’s murder.

Anyone with information is kindly requested to call the Merced Police Department.

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