Vigils held for missing William McQuain

Missing William McQuain.

Two vigils were held for a missing 11-year-old Montgomery County boy whose mother was found killed.

The youth football team in which William McQuain played at Martin Luther King middle school held a vigil, as did the family's church.

"I just want him to come home safely... Please let him come home,” said Joey Lincoln, a teammate of the boy.

Williams mother Jane McQuain was found dead Wednesday night in Germantown. Authorities Friday said she was stabbed and her body showed blunt force trauma. Her husband, Curtis Maurice Lopez, was arrested Thursday in North Carolina and charged in her death.

With candles in hand, his youth ministers, classmates and teachers stood together outside of Martin Luther King middle school where William was last seen Sept. 30th.

"As a mom of three...(I want to give) a voice for her and not let him just vanish,” said Brandi Page, a ministry leader.

"I was telling my boys if they were missing I would want people to come out,” said church member Darren Petrie.

Suspect Lopez was seen last week removing items from his estranged wife's home. Detectives sealed the condo.

Those who know William are trying to stay hopeful. His emotional teammates released balloons in his name.