NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio - North Olmsted police said they found a teenager's body on Brookpark Road between Great Northern Boulevard and Columbia Road late Thursday night.
Police said the boy was crossing Brookpark Road when it appears he was struck by an eastbound vehicle. They said 911 callers saw the victim in the road at 11:30 p.m.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as 15-year-old Bruce-Malik Wayne Adams, of North Olmsted.
The teen was wearing shorts, a T-shirt, shoes and socks and did not have ID on him, police said.
Adams was sophomore at North Olmsted High School, the school district said. Investigators said they don't have any suspects at this time.
Fellow classmates held a vigil for the 15-year-old victim. Kayla Thorton said she organized the vigil at Huntington Beach because that where Malik and other students liked to hang out.
"It's just a place like, I knew everyone would come here and get together," Thorton said.
Students came by the dozens, leaning on one another for support at a 7:45 p.m. balloon send off. "We love you, Malik" and "We miss you" were the words shouted as some huddled in a large circle on the sand began to sob.
"It's just crazy to think we're never going to see him again. Malik was a great kid, always happy, always laughing, making everyone else laugh -- funny, always fun to be around and it's still not fully hitting me that he's going to be gone," said Sean Bennington.
"It kills me inside, like I hate it, I can't stand how someone's getting away with this," said Mallory Elder, a close friend of Malik's, while she fought back tears.
Students also threw roses and flowers into Lake Erie before one friend stood in the water and faced the young crowd to say a few words.
NewsChannel5 was told the teen's mother is now trying to gather funds to pay for the funeral. As the investigation continues, police said a vehicle from a hit-and-run would have damage and the driver would know what happened because of obvious impact.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Olmsted's Crime Stoppers line at 216-252-7463.