Birthday party held for missing Zaden

Birthday cake for missing Zaden (WDTN Photo/Beairshelle Edmé)
Birthday cake for missing Zaden (WDTN Photo/Beairshelle Edmé)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A birthday party was held Saturday for little Zaden McKnight to keep the hope alive.

Saturday would be Zaden’s fifth birthday.

Balloons for missing Zaden (WDTN Photo/Beairshelle Edmé)
Balloons for missing Zaden (WDTN Photo/Beairshelle Edmé)

Zaden and his mother, Nichelle McKnight, disappeared March 25. Nichelle’s body was found along the banks of the Stillwater River April 11, but there is still no sign of Zaden.

His grandmother held a party at her home complete with Zaden’s favorite things. From the food to the decorations, everything was in honor of little Zaden. She even chose a Despicable Me themed cake, because it’s his favorite movie.

Family and friends decorated the home in green, the birthday boy’s favorite color, and in purple, Nichelle’s favorite.

The family as well as volunteers are planning another search for Zaden soon. They’ve already scoured the area where Nichelle went missing several times.

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