Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

12 People Died While Homeless in Allegheny County This Year Emotional Vigil Held for Those Who Were Lost

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

12 People Died While Homeless in Allegheny County This Year Emotional Vigil Held for Those Who Were Lost

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More than 100 people stood beneath an overpass in Downtown for more than an hour Wednesday night at a candlelight vigil commemorating the people who died while homeless in 2016 in Allegheny County.

Those who came to the vigil, one of more than 100 in cities across the country in observance of National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, heard often emotional testimonials from friends about several of those who died while homeless this year.

Some wept or cried out in misery as they touched bronze plaques, containing the names of their friends, that had recently been added to the wall beneath the overpass near the intersection of Grant Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard.

Justin "Patches" Morton, 30, remembered his friend Justin "Boston" Burgess, one of 12 people who died while homeless this year in Allegheny County, as someone who was good around kids and always tried to help others. …

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