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Friends, Family Pay Final Respects to Teen

Mourners gather for Jose Mejia's funeral in South Plainfield.

Family and friends attended the funeral of Jose Mejia Jr., a sophomore who died last week. Mejia was 16.

The funeral was held at the McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals in South Plainfield. Interment followed at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway.

Mejia's body was found during the early-morning hours Thursday on the sidewalk of Gemini Drive, authorities said. The cause of death remains under investigation.

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