Over two-dozen people gathered outside a Dewalt Avenue Northeast home in Canton Sunday night.
They lit candles and remembered 3-year-old Hailey Miku. "She lit up the room every time she came in," her aunt, Mary Miku said.
Friends and family shared hugs, tears and memories of the little girl Sunday night. "She was innocent, this shouldn't have happened to her," added Mary Miku.
The toddler was found dead inside the home on Friday with "severe blunt force trauma to her entire body," according to Capt Jack Angelo of the Canton Police Department.
Police arrested and charged her 22 year old father Matthew Miku and his live in girlfriend, 21 year old Jessica Bender. Matthew Miku is expected in court on Monday.
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