MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — School officials in Tampa say the high school jersey that belonged to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez vanished following a candlelight vigil.
In a news release Thursday, Hillsborough County School District officials said the jersey was in the dugout during the vigil in his memory at Alonso High School.
Fernandez and two friends died when his boat crashed into a jetty off Miami Beach early Sunday.
Officials say that when the high school’s coach and school leaders cleaned up after the vigil, the jersey was gone. The school filed a police report with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Fernandez led the Alonso Ravens to two state titles and had a 30-3 record in his high school career. He became an All-Star pitcher for the Marlins.
Fernandez’s family, along with Marlins players and personnel, are set to attend a private funeral Mass, scheduled Thursday afternoon at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church.
Fans were able to say goodbye a day earlier during a memorial at the team’s ballpark.
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