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Memorial planned for VSU students who drowned in river

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Left: Marvell Edmondson,  Right: Jauwan Holmes Left: Marvell Edmondson, Right: Jauwan Holmes
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Virginia State University students plan to wear their school colors Thursday, orange, blue and white, in honor of the two students who died in the Appomattox River.

Friday, the VSU campus will pause for an official memorial for the two freshmen. The 45-minute tribute begins at noon inside VSU's Daniel Gymnasium.

Hundreds showed up to Marvell Edmondson old high school in Portsmouth to remember him Wednesday night.

Edmondson's funeral will be held in Portsmouth Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Investigators are expected to reveal if the second body pulled from the Appotomattox river this week is of the other VSU student, Jauwan Holmes soon. That body was taken to the medical examiner's office. An official ID has not been released yet.

The 19-year-old students were swept away in the river over the weekend. Four men are each charged with five counts of hazing. Police are still trying to find that fourth suspect, Charles Zolli-Coffer. 

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