MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -- Friends and family are gathering Wednesday evening to remember a teenager who was murdered in Manchester.

A vigil for 13-year-old Zaniya Wright is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Charter Oak Park in Manchester.

Wright was found having been strangled to death in the basement of an apartment building Olcott Street, back on June 18.

Zaniya Wright

Family identified the girl who was found dead in a Manchester apartment building as 13-year-old Zaniya Wright.

She did not live at the apartment complex where she was found.

Zaniya’s family said she was being bullied at school and they fear that may have had something to do with her death.

Family friends describe Zaniya as kind, quiet, and close to her mom.

They said she loved beauty and fashion, took gymnastics, and was looking forward to being a cheerleader.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the teen died from compression to the neck. Her death was ruled a homicide.

At this point, police have not made any arrests.

Police are encouraging anyone with any information to contact them.

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