Hundreds attend wake for young drowning victim

BRIDGEPORT - Family and friends gathered tonight to say farewell to drowning victim Catherine Celina Perez Trujillo at Luz de Paz funeral home in Bridgeport.

A wake was held for the 10-year-old girl earlier tonight. She drowned in Lake Mohegan on Tuesday.

Luz de Paz funeral home said it was expecting its biggest turnout ever for a child.

Funeral home worker Edgar Rodriguez says he has received more than $7,500 in donations to be given to the family, along with a lavish urn to hold the child's ashes.

A funeral will be held at St. Peters Church in Bridgeport tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

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