A candlelight vigil was held Monday night at Thornton Academy in Saco for Ashley Ouellette, a teenage murder victim whose body was discovered in the middle of Pine Point Road in Scarborough 15 years ago.

About 50 people attended the vigil.

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The Scarborough Police Department’s Facebook page said that at the time of her slaying, Ouellette was a 15-year-old from Saco and a student at Thornton Academy.

Her body was found at 4 a.m. Feb. 10, 1999. Police believe she was strangled.

Scarborough police said Ouellette had been at a party the previous night and intended to spend the night in Saco at the home of two friends, Steve and Dan Sanborn. The Sanborns’ mother made up a couch for her to sleep on, which was the last time anyone saw her alive.

“Please join us today in remembering a life lost too soon. Wear purple to show your support,” a statement on the department’s Facebook page states.

Anyone with information concerning her death is urged to contact Scarborough police Detective Don Blatchford at 730-4312.