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Candlelight vigil held for missing Philadelphia-area 10-month-old, Saanvi Venna

Saanvi Venna, missing 10-month-old
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(CBS) KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.- Hundreds of people gathered in a King of Prussia park on Wednesday night, at a candlelight vigil to pray for the safe return of missing 10-month-old Saanvi Venna, CBS Philly reports.

Authorities believe that Saanvi was abducted from her home in the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia, where her grandmother was found dead on Monday.

"This is in memory of my aunt, as well as offering prayers for the safe return of Saanvi," said Vijaya Reddy, a cousin of the missing girl. "I deeply appreciate that these many people could come and show support and pray with us."

People in attendance were also reminded of the $30,000 reward for information leading to the missing girl.

Many of those that gathered are from the same region in South India. Those in attendance explained that people from their culture all around the country were organizing prayers and vigils for the missing 10-month-old.

"We are hoping Saanvi can come back," Anu said. "And we can have her big birthday party."

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