OGDEN -- The makeshift memorial in tribute to shooting victim Robert Santos Soto Jr. consists of a collection of burning candles in picture glass canisters. Oddly, a few of the candles still were burning shortly after Monday's rainstorm.
There, on the sidewalk near 1754 Lincoln Ave., also stands a white cross, a few beer cans, and some black, gold and red balloons, some of the balloons star-shaped, floating lazily in the ever-so-slight summer breeze.
The memorial is positioned about where the 26-year-old Soto fell after being shot and eventually died early Saturday morning.
Ogden police continued to search Monday for Jeremy David Clement, 18, described as a person of interest in the case.
In addition to being wanted for his possible connection with Soto's death, Clement has a no-bail warrant, issued out of 2nd District Court, for possession of and use of a controlled substance, police said.
And while the search continues for Clement, the balloons for Soto keep flying.
One neighbor, who declined to be identified, said Soto didn't live in the area, but regularly visited family who did live there. It was the same neighborhood where Soto had been raised, they said.
Soto was fun and talkative, someone who had friends as well as enemies.
The makeshift memorial to Soto started going up on Sunday, with the black, red and gold balloons signifying his favorite colors, the neighbor said.
It was mainly friends who created the memorial, the neighbor said, a memorial and marker that are easily visible to passing motorists.
Soto was found dead just after 1 a.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Lincoln after witnesses called police saying they heard arguing and then gunshots. Soto was shot multiple times, police said.
Police are asking for anyone with any information about the incident to contact them at 801-629-8221.
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