GASTON CO., NC (WJZY) - A young father holds close the pictures and memories of his daughter. Her little life ripped away too soon.
"Going out for walks, going to get the mail, watching her run down the driveway. Everything," Josh Kinnett said.
Kinnett, the father of 3-year-old Jordyn Dumont, said he started driving to North Carolina from Illinois the moment he heard his little girl was missing.
But it was the last stretch through the mountains when he got the call - her body had been found. Now, he wants answers.
"I just want closure and [the] truth about what happened to her and who would take her from us," Kinnett said.
In the meantime, Kinnett told FOX 46 Charlotte he's trying to get custody of Jordyn's little sister, 1-year-old Angel.
Kinnett said he's the dad and went for DNA testing Wednesday morning.
"I feel she needs to get out of this environment and needs to be put into a safer home and a healthy environment," Kinnett explained.
Kinnett said he'll have to undergo a house-check before baby Angel would be turned over to him.
The donations from the community through PayPal and GoFundMe, helping him and his girlfriend stay in Gaston County and prepare to add the 1-year-old into their home.
"The community here in Gaston County and across the country and helped. It warms my heart and keeps my head up a little bit," Kinnett said.
As support continues to roll in for Jordyn, a vigil will be held Wednesday night at Price's Arena. It's scheduled for 9 p.m. but organizers said people can begin showing up at 7:30 p.m.