The Latest: Vigil honors Berkeley student slain in France

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Posted: Jul 18, 2016 9:34 PM
The Latest: Vigil honors Berkeley student slain in France

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a vigil held for a University of California, Berkeley student who was among 84 people killed in a terror attack in Nice, France (all times local):

6:25 p.m.

A University of California, Berkeley student killed last week in a truck rampage in France is being remembered as a charismatic and inspirational part of the campus community.

Several hundred people attended a vigil held Monday in honor of 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie, the Berkeley junior who was one of 84 people killed in the Nice terror attack.

Childhood friends and classmates described the environmental science major as a happy and generous young man who lived life to the fullest and lit up rooms with a radiant smile.

Campus Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell says Leslie's parents hope other Berkeley students will follow his example by working for positive change in the world.

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8:54 p.m.

A vigil is planned Monday afternoon for a University of California, Berkeley who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in the French city of Nice.

The university said the FBI informed school officials that the body of 20-year-old Nicolas Leslie of Del Mar in the San Diego area had been identified. Leslie was a junior at Berkeley's College of Natural Resources.

The vigil is at 4:30 p.m. in Sproul plaza on the university campus and is open to the public.

Leslie was among three foreign students studying technology entrepreneurship at the European Innovation Academy who were among those missing after the attack.

The other program participants still unaccounted for are 22-year-old Canada-based Ukrainian national Misha Bazelevsky and 21-year-old Estonian Rickard Kruusberg, Annie Seneard, a communication officer at the Nice branch of the academy, told The Associated Press.