Candlelight vigil held for Hayward 8-year-old Sophia Mason

Friends and family of eight-year-old Sophia Mason of Hayward held a candlelight vigil in her honor Saturday night outside Hayward City Hall. Merced Police continue to investigate the circumstances of Mason's tragic death, and what role the girl's mother and mother's boyfriend allegedly played in it. Family members of Sophia Mason told KTVU the Merced County District Attorney is also investigating her murder.

Sophia Mason's family: 'This could have been totally avoided'

Samantha Johnson was arrested on suspicion of murder after a child's body was found at her boyfriend's home, Merced police said. The body is believed to be Sophia Mason's, who has been missing since December. Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for the boyfriend.