MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - The rain poured outside of the pavilion at Unity Park in Moncks Corner, but inside, it was tears that fell.
Dozens of friends of 18-year-old Dana Woods gathered in a candlelight vigil to remember the teen who was found shot to death inside the Francis Marion National Forest on Tuesday. Woods and 22-year-old June Guerry had been reported missing this past weekend.
A family friend organized the vigil, which including prayer and singing. Friends also recounted their favorite memories of the formerly home-schooled student.
"She was the first one to ever be my friend at the field trip," fellow home-schooled student Edna Todd said. "I was really appreciative."
Friends could write personal messages on a large easel which displayed a smiling picture of Woods.
"I'll never forget the smile," family friend Glenda Stoll said. "Dana has touched a lot of people."
Woods was in her second year at Trident Technical College, where she was studying to become a paralegal. The school was the last place family friend Heather Gilstrap recalled seeing Woods.
"She was trying to get a hug from my little girl Natalie, and I just wish I would have given her a hug," she says.
Friends says Dana's violent death is especially tragic, because of the teen's sweet and caring nature.
"This was senseless to me -- this crime," Stoll said. "How dare someone strip the life of this young beautiful girl that had so much ahead of her without a thought about it -- she's gone."
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has since located a second body about 10 miles away from where Woods was found. An autopsy will be performed on Thursday to confirm an identity.