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Riley Ray Strain

January 2, 2002 - March 22, 2024
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Riley Strain age 22 passed away on March 22, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Springfield, Missouri, on January 2, 2002, Riley’s vibrant spirit and loving nature touched many lives. Riley was a proud graduate of Kickapoo High School and later attended the University of Missouri Columbia, majoring in business and financial planning. Riley’s ambition led to a promising internship at
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Lee B. left a message on April 25, 2024:
I’m deeply sorry about the loss of Riley, May he rest in peace! I pray Riley’s family finds all the answers they are looking for in his untimely death. May God comfort and be with Riley’s family.
Nelly left a message on April 24, 2024:
I know you are in heaven sweet Riley watching over your wonderful family. I didn't get to meet you in this lifetime but you are definitely a very bright beautiful soul. You have won over so many hearts and you will always be remembered. You are a very special young man. Rest in peace Sweet Riley 💚 I pray for you and your family daily. In Jesus name they will find out what truly happened to you and get peace, closure and justice for you.🙏 God bless you all, you all will meet again one day in the kingdom of heaven 💚 With love from Texas
Lindsey Key left a message on April 22, 2024:
I wish there was something I could say or do to take your pain away other than “I’m sorry”. Your family and Riley’s friends continue to be in my prayers. My son is 19 and was in Nashville with friends that same weekend (not downtown) but I was so worried about him going bc he doesn’t understand how dangerous it is. I pray for peace for your family. Riley seemed like such a great young man. I’m so for your loss, From Tennessee.
Brandi left a message on April 21, 2024:
May you rest in peace 🙏🏻 my prayers are with your family and friends.
Mary Albosta left a message on April 21, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss of this fine young man. I will forever be moved by this and I hope that your family can get some closure and peace for Riley.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dan & Diane Glassmaker, Wisconsin left a message on April 20, 2024:
Our deepest sympathies to Riley's family and friends. We didn't know Riley but you don't need to know someone to pray for them, especially at a time of loss when prayers are needed more than ever. A promising young man who's life was taken much too soon. Our continued prayers that his friends will step up and do the right thing so you get the answers needed for closure and at which time Riley may be at peace and rest.
Angie Jackson left a message on April 19, 2024:
Prayers for the family during this most difficult time.
Dorothy Valdez left a message on April 19, 2024:
Sending my Condolences to Riley's family... I didn't know Riley before he went missing, but through his family I feel like I have known him his whole life...May he Rest peacefully In Paradise...You will never be forgotten Riley
Ginger left a message on April 18, 2024:
To the Strain family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family from Memphis
Tara Church left a message on April 17, 2024:
Continuing prayers for your family. I’m praying for peace and for answers. God Bless you.💚
Charlotte left a message on April 17, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot describe how I feel.
Thelada Gibson left a message on April 17, 2024:
My prayers are with you and your family at this time.🙏🙏🙏
Carol scagliotti left a message on April 17, 2024:
I am soo soo sorry for your loss.I can feel the closeness of you and your mama and this breaks my heart. RIP Riley
Rose Wilson left a message on April 17, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I was holding out hope until the news was released. The four of you really have a strong front and mesh together well. You are amazing.
Jenn from The Woodlands Tx left a message on April 17, 2024:
With my deepest sympathy, I cannot imagine the pain you both are feeling. There is no greater loss than a child. I have three children of my own, and I cannot even imagine or take myself to what you are going through. My hope is for Justice, for closure, and for peace and healing. He seemed like a wonderful young man He seemed like he had parents that really really loved him so much. I’m crying as I write this. I am sending hugs and love. And I’m gonna say one thing, if he talk to his momma as much as you say he did, you raised him right! As much as you loved him and as much as he loved you. Hugs and prayers to you all! 🙏🏼 Going to bed with a heavy heart.
Michelle Thompson left a message on April 16, 2024:
Riley I have followed your story since the night you went missing, I prayed daily for your safe return to your family but even tho I did not personally know you I felt in my heart as a mom that I did. My heart was broken when I read that your body had been found. This should never have been allowed to happen to you! I am so sorry son. I know now that you rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. RIP young man, this is so sad. To Riley's family and friends my heart goes out to you all during this terrible time you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find the comfort you need in each other. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Cynthia left a message on April 16, 2024:
Your story reached many people. Sincere Condolences!!
Christy left a message on April 16, 2024:
I’m a single mom (from Illinois) with two daughters ages 23 & 21. My older daughter moved to Nashville to start a job last September after graduating from college. My younger daughter is currently finishing her junior year at the University of TN, Knoxville. I was saddened to hear of your son’s disappearance, and I read every update hoping to hear Riley was found unharmed. The mother in me prayed for your child as if he were my own. I sent texts to my young adult daughters about Riley’s disappearance and asked them to be extra vigilant about their safety while going out with their friends. Your son’s story will remain in my heart for a long time, and I will continue to pray for all of you who loved him so deeply.
Anne Rickard left a message on April 16, 2024:
This young man has weighed heavy on my mind since all this happened. I am a direct descendant of Samuel Barton one of the founders of Nashville Tennessee , he was the first Justice of the Peace and signer of the Cumberland compact. I doubt this is what they had in mind for the city of Nashville that has grown out of control. I don't even live there anymore. When I followed up to find out what Riley's cause of death was and read how it was handled and that they are still saying there was no foul play, it broke me. I am a mother and my heart hurts for his parents and family. Let me apologize for everyone's actions there from the bottom of my heart. What happened doesn't represent all of us from Nashville, it just represents the money grubbing city that it has become. I pray for your son and that the truth will come to light and that you will somehow find closure. I pray for you to find peace somehow. I send you love and light and God's arms to surround you all with a huge apology from the city that grew from my ancestors back. This is not how we should treat each other. Souls never die, just the vessel that carries it, not only will Riley live in your hearts he will be your perfect angel.
Chassity Ramirez left a message on April 16, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Chassity Ramirez lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jennifer L Lovelace left a message on April 16, 2024:
I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Lorraine left a message on April 15, 2024:
Rest in Peace young man. Fly with the Angels.
Robyn Kirchner- Wolf left a message on April 15, 2024:
My sincere condolences To You All. My heart sincerely goes out to You during this time during the loss of Your Beloved Riley. Be rest assured, He is safely in Jesus’s tender arms in Paradise; Fo not fret nor worry. He is safe. Riley was an, “ Angel in Disguise” and His passing has touched all our lives to make this world a better place knowing that His loss was not in vain. He was a very brave and courageous Young Man whose smile touched many hearts and souls on this earth. You shall all meet again; welcomed at Heavens Gate. Peace, love, comfort, great strength to You all. His time on earth was short, however, He shall never be forgotten. Forever in All our Hearts. R.I.P. Sir Riley. Your legacy, forever, will and shall live on. Blessings and love, Robyn
Susan Granack left a message on April 15, 2024:
Rip may God hold you in his loving arms
Jasmine Sullivan left a message on April 14, 2024:
I don’t know you guys. But I want to say. I am so sorry for your loss. I was praying for him every single day and night.
Mary Grubb left a message on April 14, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Mary Grubb lit a candle
Emily Dockery left a message on April 14, 2024:
I didn't know Riley Strain, but his name and face will never be forgotten. I prayed from day one that Riley would be found safe and unharmed. Michelle, Chris, Ryan, & Milli-- you are all in my heart and prayers. Just know that your son will never be forgotten and I pray that God gives you all the strength to continue life without him. ❤️🙏🏼
Melani Bailey left a message on April 13, 2024:
Riley, May you rest in peace. 🙏💔
sebastian left a message on April 13, 2024:
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Carol Turner left a message on April 13, 2024:
You are with us in thought.
William Pringle left a message on April 13, 2024:
I do not know Riley but our hearts go out to the family. We lost our son to cancer and I know what the family is going through but not the capacity that this family has to endure. God be with you all. Bill & Nancy Pringle from Midland, Michigan
Tanya left a message on April 12, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tanya lit a candle
Sarah left a message on April 12, 2024:
Continued prayers for Riley’s family.
Melissa C left a message on April 12, 2024:
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Trixie left a message on April 11, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Trixie lit a candle
Trixie left a message on April 11, 2024:
Riley sleep with angels, maybe one day we will meet on them happy trails. Riley's love was felt around the globe resonating back to him. (Enya - May it be) I pray strength to the whole family in this difficult time. From the start I watched, listened and read every smallest piece of information praying that Riley would be found in good health...after every inconsistency my heart broke more and more. I pray that the truth comes out soon enough. Lesson of this unfortunate happening is: Seriously - people need to care about each other.
Melissa C. left a message on April 11, 2024:
Please know my family and I are thinking of Riley and his family during this painful time. Words of sympathy feel inadequate in expressing grief and sorrow for a loss so great. I love Riley! We love Riley! As a Missouri native and Nashville resident, my family and I are here for you all! Helping you to celebrate the life of a beautiful and wonderful person who brought a smile to every occasion and cherishing those memories! Sending you strength and peace in all the days ahead. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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Nikki Gibson left a message on April 10, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Nikki Gibson lit a candle
Karen Ricker left a message on April 10, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m a stranger to you but I prayed Riley would be found safe. My heart breaks for his family. You’ll be in my prayers and I hope you can find comfort in the coming days.
Bonnie Hite left a message on April 10, 2024:
Keeping family and friends in prayer 🙏
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Arvella Williams left a message on April 10, 2024:
My heart goes out to you. My prayers lifted for you. May God strengthen you, bless you and comfort you.
Kelliseyanna Pierre left a message on April 10, 2024:
Rest in Peace, Riley. I love you. I wish more people could be as kind as you were. Condolences to your family. Love you. -Kellise
Debbie Zavitson left a message on April 9, 2024:
I live on the Cumberland River and every time I look at it I say a prayer for Riley and his family to find comfort and peace. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Sheila left a message on April 9, 2024:
May the families of Riley Strain find peace during this very challenging time. 🙏
Tracey & Bob Blair Edgewood Illinois left a message on April 9, 2024:
Our heart breaks for Riley & his entire family. You all will be kept in our thoughts & prayers Tracey & Bob Blair
Sherry Forsee left a message on April 9, 2024:
My heart is so broken for you. My husband Gary and I followed the news story and were so worried. I shake my head in disbelief, how could that happen. I have had daughters at Mizzou and will some day have grandchildren there I'm sure. I know that it is very hard for you to face each day, to get up. This story touched us so because we knew Rosa Lee and Ray when we lived in Springfield and worked for Southwestern Bell, when we had little babies/kids. When we saw Riley's middle name was Ray, we knew it had to be Ray's grandson, but didn't want to believe it. We think of you every day. Prayers for your family.
Patty Timmins left a message on April 8, 2024:
My deepest sympathy to Riley's family and friends. May you all somewhere, somehow find peace. With love, Patty T.
Stu Kuhlman left a message on April 8, 2024:
I will always remember you and share your story.
Stu Kuhlman left a message on April 8, 2024:
I did not know you, Riley, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family; I will always share your story until justice is delivered to those responsible. From the other side of the world, love and white light from Australia.
Laurie chard left a message on April 8, 2024:
Prayers, love and light to Riley‘s family and all who loves him. He is flying high with the angels in Jesus name amen.
Mary J Kautz left a message on April 8, 2024:
I am the loving mom of my only son. I have followed this story, and my heart will be forever broken, for the family of Riley. Mom, please feel my hugs🤗🥲and the rest of his family too. I am so, so sorry
Lori left a message on April 7, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lori lit a candle
Nellie left a message on April 7, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Nellie lit a candle
Carla F. Bryant left a message on April 6, 2024:
May God continue to provide your family with strength and comfort during this time.
Jennifer Whaley left a message on April 6, 2024:
R. I. P Riley
Charlotte M Sepulveda left a message on April 6, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences on the loss if your son.
Jane Ninke left a message on April 6, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss
Frances stone left a message on April 5, 2024:
I am praying for his family and for his mom I am very sorry for ur loss sweetie #justiceforriley
Kim Dickerson left a message on April 5, 2024:
I’m so so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for each and every person that loved Riley may God comfort you and give you strength to move on through this life without your precious Riley.🙏🙏
Dee C left a message on April 5, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Dee C lit a candle
Kc left a message on April 5, 2024:
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Susie left a message on April 5, 2024:
I am so very Sorry for your Loss. May you all find Peace in the days ahead. And keep your Memories in your Hearts forever. God Sure has a Loving Angel on his side to Watch over you all. Thoughts and Prayers to you all. God Bless you as well. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
Alexis Baillargeon left a message on April 4, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Alexis Baillargeon lit a candle
Stacey Crofts left a message on April 4, 2024:
I am so so sorry for your loss Michelle, Ryan and family I am from Chattanooga TN my brother works for the city there in Nashville, Our thoughts and prayers with you all, but keep listening to your mothers intuition.. I'm disturbed each time I hear about someone yelling back about him being drunk and being fine....God Bless
Donna left a message on April 4, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss
Tiegan left a message on April 4, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tiegan lit a candle
Michelle left a message on April 4, 2024:
Our families thought and prayers are with Riley's family and friends during this time. Having a college student ourselves, it is beyond difficult to process how a life could end so young. Riley seemed like a remarkable young man, and I know he will be missed greatly.
Clarity Adhara left a message on April 4, 2024:
Rest in Heaven, Riley.
Crystal left a message on April 4, 2024:
We are so very sorry! We pray the right answers are found!
Donna adkinson left a message on April 4, 2024:
Praying for strength and healing
Shelly left a message on April 3, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shelly lit a candle
Beth Moore left a message on April 3, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I lost my 21 year old son, Pearson in August 2022. There is nothing like the pain of losing a child. May God give you the peace you need to endure each day.
Carlynn Trout left a message on April 3, 2024:
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your wonderful son, Riley. As his academic advisor for Interdisciplinary Studies at MU, I knew Riley as a very pleasant, respectful, polite, and positive young man with much promise. It was an honor to work with him, and I am deeply saddened by his passing. I hope the passage of time will ease the pain of your tremendous loss.
Cheryl Everett left a message on April 3, 2024:
Riley, you don’t know me, but I followed your story daily and prayed and prayed that you would be found safe and well, but it wasn’t meant to be. My heart was broken when they found you and it still bothers me to this day regarding the circumstances of what transpired. To the family and especially mom, who were so close to, words can’t express the grief, heartache and pain you’re having to endure. I am a mother of two sons and don’t take anything for granted where they are concerned. Family, just know that I’m so, so very sorry and troubled about what happened to Riley and that I care about your well-being and will continue to pray for you. RIP Riley. 🙏🏽
Alice Elgamhoudy left a message on April 3, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Alice Elgamhoudy lit a candle
Jessica left a message on April 3, 2024:
Rest easy, Riley. I hope God gives your family peace and strength though this time. And know that there is a rainbow after the storm. 💕 🕊️
Terri left a message on April 3, 2024:
I am very sorry for the loss of Riley. I have been following the story and I do hope that you eventually find closure. May he rest in peace. Prayers for the family and the lives that Riley touched.
Anita Stalder left a message on April 3, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Anita Stalder lit a candle
Kennly Nelson left a message on April 2, 2024:
I love you so much. I hope you will find peace in heaven. Please. For me. Riley, I wish I could shake your hand. I love you. Rest in peace, Riley Ray Strain. Please stay in heaven. I will meet you there when my time is up. I LOVE YOU RILEY!! Please know this. I will never forget about you. I love you, Riley.
SYLVIA P BARAHONA left a message on April 2, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, SYLVIA P BARAHONA lit a candle
Rosalind Carrington left a message on April 2, 2024:
My deepest sympathy for your family.
Annie left a message on April 2, 2024:
Awe sweet Riley. I didn’t know you but you clearly are a beautiful person and soul. You will be missed by your friends and family and a whole world that knows and loves you now. I hope heaven is treating you well. See you there one day and rest in eternal sunshine and happiness ❤️❤️❤️
Kris Crutcher left a message on April 2, 2024:
So very sorry for the loss of your precious Riley, may he rest in peace and may you find comfort and peace through your love and memories of Riley. I don’t know your family but I followed this case and prayed that Riley would be brought home to your family. My heart hurts for all of you and those that knew and loved Riley. I hope you find the answers that you seek.
Brenda left a message on April 2, 2024:
My heart aches for your family in your time of grief. I ask the Holy Spirit to comfort you and send angels to be with you as time goes forward in your lives to help you through life.
Shannon cason left a message on April 2, 2024:
Heart breaks for family - praying you get your truth soon and Gids comfort
Mary Ann Reed left a message on April 2, 2024:
I want to share my condolences with your family! This is my son Colton he is forever 24! He died in 2019 , i understand your grief and want you to know I am sorry for your loss! If you ever need someone to talk to that understands the loss of a child I am an email away! Stay strong and take it one day at a time. Mary Ann from Pennsylvania ❤️
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Orin Holderfield’s left a message on April 2, 2024:
Sending our deepest condolences we live in Alabama and have watched and prayed everyday that he would be found safe even thought we didn’t know him I feel like we really got to know him we’re so very sorry for your loss and we don’t believe for one second this was accidental just praying y’all find out who was involved in this somebody knows something and I hope you guys can get the justice you deserve for yourselves and Riley God bless the entire family and know our hearts are broken and I know how heartbroken you all are you want someone to pay for this and so do we Justice for Riley💚
Charity Boat left a message on April 2, 2024:
I'm sorry to what happened to your son.May he rest in eternal peace .In the signs and comfort of him everywhere surround you on a daily basis.
Candi left a message on April 2, 2024:
It sounds like Riley was a wonderful young man. Praying for comfort and strength. 🙏
Amy left a message on April 2, 2024:
I live across the world in Asia, Hong Kong and have been following Riley's updates from day 1. I sincerely am sorry for your loss. I don't know much about Riley, but just reading and hearing from families and friends about the person that he is, I am very sure he is a very special kind person with a big huge heart...he has touched so many people..even across the seas... I pray the Strain family find strength through God as they go through this very painful and difficult time. RIP Riley... you have touched so many hearts around the world...
Cait S left a message on April 2, 2024:
I didn't know sweet Riley in person, but as soon as I heard about his story my heart instantly shattered and I followed from the start. I have family who live in Nashville and became friends with a band who preforms everyday on broadway at the bars who happened to preform at the bar next door the day Riley first went missing. I had contacted them to let them know to keep an eye out for our sweet boy and checked daily in the Facebook chat about any updates from his friends and family because just hearing Rileys story touched my heart deeply. Riley will never be forgotten and he truly is an angel both when he was on earth and now the brightest angel in the sky. Im so so deeply saddened by the terrible outcome of Rileys story and I truly hope we get justice for Riley, and his family finds peace in this dark time. Sweet Riley may you rest in peace. Im sending so many prayers and so much love to his friends and family, and thank you for sharing your angel with us he truly touched so many hearts and especially mine.
SW 4x4 Explorers left a message on April 2, 2024:
I am a moderator for multiple YouTube creators who covered this case. I am so sorry to the family for their loss. What they are going through is something no parent should have to get through. My heart breaks for you every day. RIP Riley. Be a guardian angel for your parents.
Noel bagley left a message on April 1, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Noel bagley lit a candle
Fannie Bean left a message on April 1, 2024:
PRAYING for the entire STRAIN FAMILY. GOD 'S BLESSING'S TO EACH YOU 🙏🏻✝️
Debbie L. left a message on April 1, 2024:
So so sorry for the loss of your son. I have followed this story very closely and my heart aches for you.
Lisa P. left a message on April 1, 2024:
I once read that young people who pass away were actually angels on earth and were only meant to be here a short time. I truly believe Riley was an angel on earth. I believe that the next time someone leaves a bar alone, Riley will plant the seed in someone's mind that this is not a good idea. He will save a life. God bless this family in their grief. Rest in peace, Riley.
Abby Harrington left a message on April 1, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Abby Harrington lit a candle
Danny & Melody Byrd left a message on April 1, 2024:
We lived in Branson 32 yrs then moved to Nashville. We were there during Rileys incident and followed all news leads with hopeful prayers. We are deeply sorry for the tragic outcome. We just felt compelled to write something as we had ties to Wonders of Wildlife, Greenlawn Funeral Home and the Springfield area too. We felt much sorrow for his family. Praying for needed comfort you can find resting in the arms of God.
Faith left a message on April 1, 2024:
I’m a stranger to y’all but your family has been on my mind every day for the past month. Riley reminds me so much of my brother who passed ten years ago-you can see in his eyes he had a good heart. I am praying for your family daily. Please know your son has touched the hearts of so many from all over the place. God Bless you all
Tara Upton left a message on April 1, 2024:
I have a son the same age, so this tragedy has truly touched my heart. I am so sorry this has happened to your family. My many prayers are with all of you!
Norma A. Garcia left a message on April 1, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. As the mother of two sons ages 22 (6'7"), and 19 year old, I have had you on my thoughts and prayers. I'm just so sorry this has happened to you. Loving mother from Texas.
Pamela Cline left a message on April 1, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Pamela Cline lit a candle
Stephanie Mackin left a message on April 1, 2024:
I didn’t know you but am sending big love from Nashville and we need to do better in your honor. I am so sorry for you all.
Edlyn left a message on April 1, 2024:
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Vanessa Calderon left a message on April 1, 2024:
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Andrea Ceasar left a message on April 1, 2024:
My condolences to the family may u get peace and comfort
Joan rochelle left a message on April 1, 2024:
I am a grandmother of ten grandchildren. My heart breaks thinking about Riley in Nashville without any of his fraternity brothers looking for him. Why do frats exists if not to protect brothers. It could be one of my grandsons.
J. Winstead left a message on April 1, 2024:
My heart goes out to Riley’s family and in time, may you all find peace.
Angela Rickabaugh left a message on April 1, 2024:
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”
Debbie-in Alabama left a message on April 1, 2024:
My heart goes out to the family, my prays for peace and healing. Riley touched the world with his story. This precious young man taught us all a valuable lesson. He rests in the arms of Jesus now. Lord please bring peace upon this family
David Heath left a message on April 1, 2024:
The family and friends are in my prayers
Pam jones left a message on April 1, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley 🕊️
Selena Harwell left a message on April 1, 2024:
I liked my whole life in tn from Nashville to smyrna tn the fact is can't even imagine nobody helping I am so sorry for the mother of riley and I hope you get answers rip riley
Nathasha Lafleur left a message on April 1, 2024:
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Melissa left a message on March 31, 2024:
Rest In Peace sweet Riley. 💚
Kasandra McEwen left a message on March 31, 2024:
A young and beautiful soul gone too soon. Rest in Peace, Riley. Continued prayers for the family of Riley.
Barbara left a message on March 31, 2024:
My Boy Mama heart hurts for yall. I pray for your strength and peace. 🙏💚
Marcia Tiller left a message on March 31, 2024:
A precious young man who touched the life of so many in a beautiful way could deserve no less than the Paradise he is in now. His work was done. My prayers for his precious family. I think they know how special he was. GOD did and does. Prayers of peace. Especially to his Mom.
Lynn left a message on March 31, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley 🙏
Lynn left a message on March 31, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley 🙏
Dawn MCQueeney left a message on March 31, 2024:
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Heather McCain left a message on March 31, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Heather McCain lit a candle
Arianna left a message on March 31, 2024:
Rest easy Riley. 💚
Deb (Illinois) left a message on March 31, 2024:
My heart,thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this difficult times🙏🙏🙏 I pray that y’all find peace within for y’all and that Riley rest in peace.His smile just warmed my heart in his pictures,he seemed to be an amazing young man ❤️❤️❤️
Holly left a message on March 31, 2024:
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Riley! But my heart goes out to the family from Logansport Indiana! God bless❤️
Melissa Stanley, Castlewood VA left a message on March 31, 2024:
I’m so very very sorry for your loss. I have a son who is 7 days older than Riley and is scheduled to graduate UVA in May so this really made me grieve for y’all! I can’t even imagine the pain y’all are going through! I did hug my son so close when you asked us to! I have been praying and will continue to pray for y’all! I pray all the many memories of your precious son will bring you comfort in the days ahead!
Leila Holmes left a message on March 31, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Fly High Kiddo 🙏 🤲
Sarra G left a message on March 31, 2024:
I've been following Riley's story since the very first day, he looked like he was so full of life and had the brightest future ahead of him. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Riley and so do my prayers. I hope soon they can find what happened and have closure. Love sarra
Marilyn Toronto Ontario Canada left a message on March 31, 2024:
Riley, your story was across the world. We all came to know you were missing and we felt your mom & dad’s pain. This is tragic and heartbreaking, a friend should have guided you back. You were too young to leave. God is with you and will always protect you. Amen 🙏
Kimberly treadway left a message on March 31, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberly treadway lit a candle
Lori Nulph left a message on March 31, 2024:
Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you. My Heart breaks for you. I followed this story from the beginning. Sending hugs, thoughts, and many prayers your way from Grove City, PA
maddie roberts left a message on March 31, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, maddie roberts lit a candle
Christopher Tambasco left a message on March 31, 2024:
So very sorry for this young man. Just a horrible event that took place and hopefully the family will have closure at some point. RIP Riley
Gary McClain left a message on March 31, 2024:
I had been following the story of Riley. This just breaks my heart. My thoughts and my prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am from Kentucky.
Holly Edwards left a message on March 31, 2024:
I did not know Riley but from the moment his story was broadcast I prayed for him as well as his family and I had sure prayed for a different outcome. I cannot imagine the incredible loss you are feeling but just know that here in Tennessee and all over the country your son and you as well touched our hearts immensely!! Michelle, darlin especially to you I know your life will never be the same but please know that you will forever be in our hearts and in our thoughts! Rest In Peace Riley!!
Holly Edwards left a message on March 31, 2024:
Deepest Sympathy for Rileys family and friends. May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead.
Corinne left a message on March 31, 2024:
My condolences to you and Riley's friends. Rest in peace Riley
Alexa J left a message on March 31, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley, the world lost a beautiful soul. 🩵 sending love to your friends and family!
Charity Collins left a message on March 31, 2024:
Prayers for this family!
Kathy Fischer left a message on March 31, 2024:
God Bless your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry for the loss of your sweet boy.
Lorraine Hess left a message on March 31, 2024:
My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
Susan Thomas left a message on March 31, 2024:
Sending all of our love and prayers to your family and loved ones. Riley became a loved one to all of us. We will always keep Riley and all of you close to our hearts. The Thomas Family- Dave, Susan, Austin, Shalynn, Olivia and Hunter
Kathy Hamilton left a message on March 31, 2024:
Sincerest sympathies to Riley's family and friends. I did not know him personally but closely followed news reports from TN regarding this case. Riley was so handsome and had a very friendly look about him. I was heartbroken with the outcome. This has affected me deeply. I pray that God will hold you close and provide you with comfort during this difficult time.
Anne Daily left a message on March 31, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss!
Lisa Ott left a message on March 31, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley, but I wanted to send my deepest condolences to your mom and all of your beautiful family. So heartbreaking. May Riley rest in peace and may your family start the healing process. Both of my sons are in heaven. I hope you can find a good support group. Lots of prayers & love to you.
Jackie England left a message on March 31, 2024:
I’m very sorry for your families & his friends loss..I can not imagine the heartache you are feeling💚💚🙏🏻
Felicia Mathis left a message on March 31, 2024:
Sorry for your loss may god be with you every step
Tami Carden left a message on March 30, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Riley. Even though I never knew him, I prayed every day he would be found safe and alive. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. May he RIP. 😞🙏🙏🙏🙏
LeNessa Rodriguez left a message on March 30, 2024:
My sincere condolences for Riley’s family and friends. I followed Riley’s story continuously and still do even today. My heart goes out to his parents. I know the pain they are having as I too have lost a child. My prayers go out to you. God bless Riley Strain🪽🪽🪽
Alexis left a message on March 30, 2024:
Dear family of Riley, and especially to his mother….my heart is broken for you. I don’t know you, but you haven’t left my mind for one minute since hearing of this tragic news. I want nothing but comfort and peace for you, and just know that ALL of us moms out here are wrapping our arms around you in spirit. 💐.
Angela Hinnant left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Angela Hinnant lit a candle
Angela Hinnant left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so sorry for the loss of this young man. It is my prayer that the truth will come out.I am praying for His family. May they feel God's presence in the days ahead.
Linda Schulz left a message on March 30, 2024:
What a beautiful celebration of life! Thank you so much to the family for sharing this with us. Even if we didn’t know Riley he left his mark on our heart! God bless you all and may you find the answers needed. Fly high Riley 💚 I will hug my 22 yr old grandson/son so much harder now Michelle!
Mireya Haneke left a message on March 30, 2024:
Riley’s story has deeply affected me. I cannot imagine the indescribable pain you all have been through. Such a great life cut short. I’m so very sorry for your loss. The unfortunate events that took place. All I can think about is that there was no reason why your boy should have been walking by himself through the streets of Nashville. It truly breaks my heart and breaks my heart for you all. Know that even strangers, like me, are thinking of Riley and you all during this extremely difficult time.
Cathy Bowey left a message on March 30, 2024:
To the Strain family: I do not know you personally but I have 2 beautiful sons, both attended Mizzou as well (years ago). Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your son. We are so sorry for your loss, words cannot express how sorry we are. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.
Candie left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Candie lit a candle
Maria C Rendell left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Maria C Rendell lit a candle
Janet jones left a message on March 30, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss..((Huggs))
Cristy Pizarro left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Cristy Pizarro lit a candle
barb left a message on March 30, 2024:
RIP RILEY!!
barb left a message on March 30, 2024:
To Riley's family I am so sorry for your loss,I didnt know Riley but have followed his story on TT from the beginning and I bet he was a wonderful person inside and out. I truly hope you get justice for Riley.... Barb in MN
TIMOTHY PETER GALLAGHER left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss of your son Riley I followed right from beginning when his disappearance was broadcasted on the media. I prayed for his safe return it took a turn for the worse how Riley was found. I am very saddened. I am very heart broken over this he touched so many hearts around the world including mine. I will always keep Riley /your family in my heart and his friends. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts in this difficult time. I'm from Long Island N.Y.
Teresa left a message on March 30, 2024:
My deepest condolences to Riley's family and friends.
Raquel left a message on March 30, 2024:
So sorry your loss.
Patti Miller left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss I followed this from the beginning and was so concerned for this child and I was hoping for a different outcome may God bless you and comfort you! Fly high Riley.
Donna Greene left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Donna Greene lit a candle
Patti left a message on March 30, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stephanie Williams left a message on March 30, 2024:
Riley seemed like such a beautiful soul. I truly believe that he taught us all to be a little kinder, and love a little better. May the Lord give each of you the strength to run the race until you see Riley again. His light will forever shine. I’ll be praying for your family always. 2 Corinthians 4:18 💚 Rest well Riley 💚
Lexi left a message on March 30, 2024:
Prayers for his family and friends.
Tammi Boswell left a message on March 30, 2024:
Words are really never adequate in times like this... I understand what it means to lose your only son to tragedy; hold tight to your memories. Lifting up your family and friends in prayer.
Stephanie Williams left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Stephanie Williams lit a candle
Teresa Green left a message on March 30, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley. Prayers for his family and friends
Gary left a message on March 30, 2024:
R.I.P young man.
Carol Easton left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Carol Easton lit a candle
Christine Hicks left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Christine Hicks lit a candle
Lisa Bowss left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lisa Bowss lit a candle
Sherry left a message on March 30, 2024:
So very sorry for the loss of your son. My heart breaks for you. Sending prayers from my family to yours. 🙏🙏🙏
Nancy left a message on March 30, 2024:
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss - we share your sorrow. His story hits close to home - we know and understand your grief - we've sadly experienced the loss of 5 beautiful souls who had gone missing with tragic consequences. Our hearts break for your family and friends....💚
Tammy T Lucero left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tammy T Lucero lit a candle
Ms. Danielle Holman left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences & my heart & prayers goes out to you and your family today, May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time. May God's comfort and strength guide you as you all grieve the loss of your loved one & remember that Riley will forever be missed by many & will forever be in all of our hearts, Rip Riley🕊️🌹🕊️🙏💙🙏🕊️💚🕊️
Emily left a message on March 30, 2024:
I don’t know you but I watch the whole thing off TikTok and have been praying each and every day
Amanda left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am a lifelong resident of Nashville and I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Sharon left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Bonnie and Lucy Carriger left a message on March 30, 2024:
So sorry for your loss! Prayed for a better outcome! Have known Tennsee( Alice) for years!
Karen left a message on March 30, 2024:
To the family and friends of Riley. I never knew or met your family. There are no words to take away your pain of this devastating tragedy. Riley sounds like an incredible person, and I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories and love from your friends help you. May your son be at peace.
Rebecca Harding left a message on March 30, 2024:
Prayers and thoughts to all family and loved ones. I understand your pain, and loss. We from the UK watched, prayed, and hoped for Riley’s return.
Othel lewis left a message on March 30, 2024:
Your son was loved by so many you don't even know. I followed the missing journey with you every day until he was found. My sincere condolences to all family members and friends. My special thoughts and prayers are with mom, dad, step dad and grandparents. I think part of the reason I was drawn into following his being missing is because one of my boys went and graduated from Mizzou but my son is a lot older.
Denise Haddenham left a message on March 30, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss my prayers are with the family
Diane Malone left a message on March 30, 2024:
My heart absolutely breaks for all of you. I followed everything I could find about this precious boy. My daughter lives in Nashville & has been out with friends on Broadway & it never crossed my nieve mind that something like this could happen. I prayed so hard for a different outcome. I pray God gives you strength & comfort 🙏🏻 I will never forget him 🫶🏻.
Eva Villena left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences from my family to yours! I will be keeping you all in my prayers! May Riley rest in love! He sounds like he was an incredible young man!
Kristin left a message on March 30, 2024:
To the family of riley, I want to send you lots of love, courage and strength to make it through this very tough time. I wish there was more I could do to help. He was a wonderful soul ❤️ you could tell by his smile. He will be missed and loved for all time. Love kristin. ❤️
Nicole Gregory left a message on March 30, 2024:
Noone should have to lose their child like this. I am so so sorry 🙏 😔
Joan Pena left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am sorry for your loss ,I did not know him , it because I am from Delaware , but I read the story, and I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family
Linda Keerl Lord left a message on March 30, 2024:
What an honor and privilege it was to view Riley’s Tribute Video. Thank you so much. Riley will always be in my heart. My deepest condolences, Linda from Indiana
Paulette left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences and prayers to Riley’s family during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace Riley.
Karen left a message on March 30, 2024:
Leaving my broken heart here for you all! I was struck by Riley and the position he was in we have all (most) been in his place that night. I was hoping he would be found safe! I’m so sorry for your loss! I wish I could jump in those videos and help him back to his hotel! Forever in my thoughts….love from Ky.
Lilian Amorim left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lilian Amorim lit a candle
Shirley left a message on March 30, 2024:
I live in Tennessee and followed the efforts to find Riley very closely. The results were certainly not what I was praying and hoping for. May God give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with his parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, and friends! Shirley Robbins
Ashley Johnson left a message on March 30, 2024:
First of Riley I prayed for you from the moment it hit the news. I’ve had some difficulties as well living in Nashville and it breaks my heart that a vacation turned into the city worst nightmare. I don’t know you but I truly care for you, your mom, your dad and your lovely bonus parents. What a strong family you have. I will carry your name forever and I pray that your family get the closure they need. Nashville cares, sending love light and blessings. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. LongLiveRiley 💚
Renee Bassett left a message on March 30, 2024:
I have followed Rileys story from Pennsylvania from the very beginning. Checking every day for updates & praying every day that he would be found alive and unharmed. I am so sorry that it didn’t happen that way. Sending Prayers and Love to each and every one of you. Riley will NEVER be forgotten.
Sandra Bartkowiak left a message on March 30, 2024:
I didn’t know you but your face tugged at my heart. Your stairway to Heaven was jagged But you made it Riley. You’re now in the arms of God. Your life with your family looked beautiful and someday they will rejoice at seeing you again. Until than my deepest sympathy to all that are here missing you. Blessings and peace and most of all justice. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Clay Hadley left a message on March 30, 2024:
Bars need safe rooms for young patrons to detox until a safe and secure ride has arrived or a responsible party can take custody of them.
Casey Corpuz left a message on March 30, 2024:
Deepest condolences to family and friends of Riley.
Shonny T left a message on March 30, 2024:
My heart hurts for Rileys family, after following on TikTok from day one I feel as if this was someone I had known, I missed several days of work just to watch for the updates, praying and now the same praying for JUSTICE for Riley and PEACE for every one that grew to love this family that we hadn’t met. I pray that Rileys parents, family and friends feel Gods presence of strength, peace and comfort today, tomorrow and the days ahead 💚 Continued prayers💚
Lindsay Meraz left a message on March 30, 2024:
Sending all my love and prayers, from Wisconsin. May God guide and heal you all.
Lynn Moore left a message on March 30, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers.
Jacqueline left a message on March 30, 2024:
I've been hugging my child much more because of this. He had started to seem too old (16) to feel comfortable with hugs so I was backing off. After following Riley's story I have been hugging my son much more.
Kayli Dorminy left a message on March 30, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley. You have touched so many hearts all over the country . I hope the angels know what they have . 💙🥺
Ruth Wooldridge left a message on March 30, 2024:
Prayers for your family especially mom. Riley looked like a great young man. He will be with you all forever in your hearts. Cherish the memories. May he rest in peace. I will be praying for you all from iowa. God bless ♥️
Max left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences. Prayers and love to Riley's family
claire left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, claire lit a candle
Deniece left a message on March 30, 2024:
Prayers
Lacey left a message on March 30, 2024:
I don’t know this family, but my heart aches for each of them. From the second I saw his eyes in the picture posted of him, I could tell Riley was a beautiful soul. I want the family to know, my prayers are with each of them, as I have children and cannot fathom such a tragedy. My deepest, most genuine, down on my knees prayers for peace and comfort, are with the family. Because of Riley, so many parents are hugging their babies a little tighter. I hope, someday, that offers some little form of comfort. Your Riley created a ripple effect, felt in the hearts of so many. You’ve touched an entire nation, Riley. May you rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus 💚 Lacey, from Kentucky
Tina Pare left a message on March 30, 2024:
I'm sorry for your loss. God bless your family.
Sarah Dane left a message on March 30, 2024:
I have been following everything from the being.mh heart goes out to his family. May he rip and livfed the hearts of everyone who knew him. From Sarah dane
Marla Del Carmen left a message on March 30, 2024:
R.I.P. young man .
Janet P Helms left a message on March 30, 2024:
I can not imagine this loss for you. I prayed for his safe return and was devastated when it did not happen. Hoping for some kind of understanding for your family that he has gone to a greater place and for some reason, will make a better difference there. My heart is with you all. God Bless.
Susan Oncken left a message on March 30, 2024:
God Bless you and your family. My Prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.
Paula Broux left a message on March 30, 2024:
My momma heart breaks for all of you. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Noushin Izadifar left a message on March 30, 2024:
Like millions of other strangers, for two weeks I closely watched the events surrounding Riley’s disappearance and prayed for his safe return. My only child is only ten months younger than him and I cannot imagine what his mother, and the rest of his family are going through. May his soul rest in peace and God bless his loved ones. I am very sorry for your tragic loss.
Adanna Cottner left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences to the entire family. I'm so sorry.
Kim Key left a message on March 30, 2024:
Praying for comfort and peace for your family.
ricky sifford left a message on March 30, 2024:
sorry
Nanette Tramonte left a message on March 30, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley!
Vickie left a message on March 30, 2024:
Praying. Sorry for your loss.
Jane Fritsch left a message on March 30, 2024:
Rest in heavenly peace Riley. Prayers to your family and friends!
Debra Foster left a message on March 30, 2024:
So sorry for your loss praying for you all . I’ve been apart is you since the 8 . GOD BLESS YOU .
Joy Wilson left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am truly sorry for your loss to Rileys family and friends. R.I.P. Riley
Judi Reece left a message on March 30, 2024:
Our Condolences to the Family
Jamie Brymer left a message on March 30, 2024:
To the family I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sadness
Bigpapa left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Bigpapa lit a candle
Paula Maxson left a message on March 30, 2024:
My deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your son Riley. May god guide you through this very difficult time and give you the answers you so desperately deserve in his passing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers!
Timothy Spruill left a message on March 30, 2024:
Many of us did not know you, Riley, and yet we all feel we did. Rest in God's Eternal Care. Prayers for your family and loved ones. - Tim
Tara Church left a message on March 30, 2024:
I can’t believe how deeply affected I am by someone I have never met. I have been praying about him and for his family every day since I first saw the story on the news. I am truly sorrowful over his passing and I will continue to pray everyday for peace and healing ❤️‍🩹 for his family. I will pray for all the answers to what happened and for closure. I have a son his age and he is so much like Riley in many ways. I have been to his house hugging him almost every day. I won’t stop praying for the family to find peace and comfort.
Leann Brumley left a message on March 30, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family🙏
Rick Crocker left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rick Crocker lit a candle
Lisa Garriott left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences to you and your family.
Lucas Kuhn left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lucas Kuhn lit a candle
Bethany Fox left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Bethany Fox lit a candle
Michaela Kuhn left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michaela Kuhn lit a candle
Debbie McReynolds left a message on March 30, 2024:
I’m so very very sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you all are going through. I pray for you all all the time. I pray you all will get answers and peace. Please God take care of this family!! God be with all of you.
Laurie Wise left a message on March 30, 2024:
I didn't know Riley. But I watched the search on YouTube. I prayed for him to be found. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and comfort.
Nancy left a message on March 30, 2024:
I too am a mother without a son in 2014 mama I'm going to pray hard and long and every day for you I'm going to pray for answers in peace what a beautiful brilliant young man!
Rios left a message on March 30, 2024:
Praying for the family 🙏🏻
Lora Ray left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lora Ray lit a candle
Kevin Ingold left a message on March 30, 2024:
Our prayers are with you. Riley reminds me and looks like my son Lawson who will be 21 in May. Lawson is 6-7 also with same thin build. All our love ! Kevin and Laura Ingold. Social Circle, Georgia.
Rachel D left a message on March 30, 2024:
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Rachel D left a message on March 30, 2024:
I want to say I am so proud of Rileys parents.💚 I pray you feel God's love and his arms wrapped around you during this time.💚 I pray that you find your strength within in the days ahead and know you have a army behind you.💚 Riley may you rest in peace sweet boy.💚 One thing that has stood out to me through this all is his last good deed on earth was allowing others to be found also.💚 says alot about who he was.💚 Sending love from Tennessee.
Betty Tompkins left a message on March 30, 2024:
RIP, sweet Riley ✝️🕊️💚 You don’t know me or my family but we prayed hard for you and will continue to hold your sweet mother and family close in our thoughts & prayers. ✝️🙏
ronnie from wildersville,tenn. left a message on March 30, 2024:
Rest in peace,spead your wings and fly high,prayers to all the family
Allison Welch left a message on March 30, 2024:
Prayers 🙏
Nancy Ricks left a message on March 30, 2024:
You have been in my thoughts since March 8 and will continue in my thoughts. With God’s plan all questions will get answered truthfully. Riley will never be forgotten. Any newborns in 2024 would be proud to be named Riley. ❤️‍🩹
Amanda left a message on March 30, 2024:
Fly High Riley. 🤍🪽🕊
Theresa F. left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss . I pray that Jesus will wrap his comforting arms around you and carry you through in the days ahead . Riley was a very special young man who will be forever missed . My deepest condolences 🙏
Vera left a message on March 30, 2024:
RIP dear Riley, you precious young man. Hugs and condolences to your family who adored you. From a mom who prayed for you from miles away, but cares deeply and will never forget you.
Kristi Smith left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kristi Smith lit a candle
Rhetta B left a message on March 30, 2024:
My deepest condolences 💐 My heart pours out to you all during this very difficult time. My own son and Riley were both born the same day in 2002. God Speed 🙏🏻
Jeannie LaPointe left a message on March 30, 2024:
May you rest in peace, Riley has touched so so many hearts. May his family find peace in these days ahead. Ypu will forever stay in our hearts Riley!!! Bless You!! Lots and lots of love!!!
Kathy Rogers left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kathy Rogers lit a candle
ronnie left a message on March 30, 2024:
My prayers to the family, and I hope you get the answers to what happen,I did not know him but sure broke my heart.It should never had happen.but God knows best.I ask God to wrap his arms around all of you and hold you close,I know he will get you through this.Spread your wings and fly high young man,
Chrys Ranells left a message on March 30, 2024:
Many prayers for you and your family, rest in peace from Oklahoma !
Pam R. left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Riley. Although I didn’t know him I can see he was a good kid and had kind eyes. May you find comfort in knowing Riley and your family are in prayers from all across the world. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you strength, comfort, and peace as you are grieving. So many prayers are being lifted 🙏🏻 Pam from St. Charles, Missouri
Sierra Rodgers And Family left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so so sorry for your loss! May god be with y’all through this hard time and the days to come!
Jennifer Lehman left a message on March 30, 2024:
Dear family- I have a son whose name is Riley- He is 22 years old- His favorite color has always been green- I have not been able to hug my boy as he lives a distance from me- The coincidences are not lost on me between your beautiful Riley and mine- everyday is a gift! My heart breaks as I watched this tragic event unfold! My continued prayers for your family- I pray for peace in knowing your beautiful son is now in the presence of our spirit- May your hearts be brave as you heal but never fully recover from a soul that has left to early- I will follow your advice dear momma of Riley and I will hold onto my son Riley next time I get to see him! Much love and sincere condolences on this public, tragic loss of your beautiful son- Jen
Tammy Elswick left a message on March 30, 2024:
R.I.P Riley I pray your family get the answers to what happened to you that night. I never met you but this story broke my heart I will never forget you. You did not deserve this. Fly high and watch over your family.
Tracy Gardenhire left a message on March 30, 2024:
Everytime you think of your beautiful baby boy, know that even though he's not here, hes always with you. His memory will always live in your heart, and all of the hearts he has touched (including mine) forever! May he fly high with the Angels, and watch over you from the heavens until God brings you all together again in his home! Love, hugs, and prayers for your peace . ❤️ I'm so very sorry!! Words can't express how much you all have touched my life!
Andrea & Adam See left a message on March 30, 2024:
My thoughts & Prayers are with the entire family and friends of this young man.
Suzanne Donahue left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Suzanne Donahue lit a candle
Kathy left a message on March 30, 2024:
I don’t know the family. It came across my Fyp on TikTok when he was missing and my heart went out to them. Praying for justice for Riley.💚💚💚
Pamela Carthew left a message on March 30, 2024:
My heart breaks for all of you.
Marissa Pilkington left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Marissa Pilkington lit a candle
Joyce left a message on March 30, 2024:
Praying for Riley’s family & friends 🙏🏽
Jennifer Ferguson left a message on March 30, 2024:
I may not have known your family but have been praying for you all to have strength and courage to get through these difficult days. I have only had a glimpse into the life of Riley but I feel that he was a bright light to all who knew him . May you find peace and contentment in the days ahead. God Bless ! Jennifer Ferguson ( Cape Breton Island , CA)
Tava Douglas left a message on March 30, 2024:
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Riley's family and friends during this difficult time.
Rebecca left a message on March 30, 2024:
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sharon thompson left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a Mizzou mom with a 22 year-old son studying finance. My heart is broken for all of you. Please know that so many people are thinking of you and praying for you.
Jeanne left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences to the Strain family in the loss of Riley. Such an innocent event turning so tragic is beyond understanding. May happy memories of your handsome son bring you comfort and ease your pain. God bless your sweet family.
Carson Loveless left a message on March 30, 2024:
Condolences to his family and his friends
Charlene left a message on March 30, 2024:
Coming from NYC To the Family & Friends of Riley... Much compassion 💫🕯️💫
Kathy left a message on March 30, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley, but he and your family have touched my heart so much. I was praying so hard that he would be returned to you safe and ok. My heart goes out to each of you, and I wish I could give you a big hug. You all are in my prayers. Riley will live in your hearts forever. I will never forget him or your family. Sending you so much love ❤️
Brie left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Brie lit a candle
Christine Romandetti left a message on March 30, 2024:
May God hold you in his arms always.
Nancy Ames left a message on March 30, 2024:
My sincere condolences to your Family , I followed this from day he went missing. My heart goes out especially to his Mom , I lost my son 7 years ago on March 22. I prayed everyday that he would be found safe. From one mama to another . Peace be with you . Nancy from Northern Indiana
Christenia smith left a message on March 30, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for your whole family!!
Julia left a message on March 30, 2024:
As a mother, my heart aches for you and your family! Sending prayers from Ohio!
Jessica C left a message on March 30, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Carrie J Cusick left a message on March 30, 2024:
I live in Oregon, and have been following the story of your precious son. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you ❤️ I pray for answers for you…Riley and his family need closure 🙏
Kimberly Arnold left a message on March 30, 2024:
Fly High Riley! 🕊️🙏🏻 Your infectious smile, & penetrating spirit lit up every picture. May you soar freely & roam the heavens☦️…..Thoughts & Prayers for your family and friends & girlfriend at such a difficult time. We will never forget you. 💚💚💚
Lena Gregory left a message on March 30, 2024:
R i.p sweet Riley. From day one I rooted for u to be found & to come home to ur family. I felt as tho I knew u a perfect stranger. I didn't know u but I came to love u in those 2 wks of searching for u .. Hugs & prayers for the family L.G in Ky
Teresa Green left a message on March 30, 2024:
My condolences to the family...my heart breaks for his family and friend
Kimberly Arnold left a message on March 30, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberly Arnold lit a candle
Elinda Owens left a message on March 29, 2024:
Heartfelt love and prayer for comfort and strength from Kentucky.
Barbara Wessner left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with Riley and his family. This young man captured my heart. He could have been my grandson and I’m so sorry that his life ended so tragically. I prayed daily for his safety and a different outcome. I’m sure he was a special young man that would have done great things. May God grant you , your family and friends and who all knew and loved him peace.
Staci Ryan left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss , I followed from the time he went missing until he was found! My heart breaks! RIP Riley, gone way too soon
Patricia hardester left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you And always will be. We will never forget Riley.
Natalie left a message on March 29, 2024:
Your story Riley has left me heart-broken. My deepest sympathies go out to your family and loved ones. Such a cruel world we live in. I cannot begin to imagine how your parents feel right now. Such a a beautiful boy with so much more to give to this world. Shine your brightness down on your mum and give her the strength she will need in these dark days.. Rest peacefully sweet angel xxx
Holly Quarles left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Holly Quarles lit a candle
Jen left a message on March 29, 2024:
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Aletta Houser/Hargis left a message on March 29, 2024:
My sincere condolences go to all Riley’s family. I watched & prayed during his missing that he’d found safe..Hold tight to your precious memories 🙏💚
Becky left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for the family from Collierville, TN.
Kathy A Clark left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our deepest condolences 💔 our deepest prayers too. Sad situation. Prayers. RIP Riley. It was heartbreaking 💔 when we found out the sad news. We literally cried. We don't know u but we are saddened to hear this. Prayers for family and everyone!
Heather Ryan left a message on March 29, 2024:
My sincerest conditions to the parents, family and friends of Riley. May he Rest in Peace Always! 💚🙏💚🙏💚
Michele Kutner left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with Rileys family and friends and this very sad time..
Melissa left a message on March 29, 2024:
It’s absolutely incredible how a complete stranger can impact so many. This handsome young man changed the way people think, act and feel. So many people are more compassionate, kind and helpful. This unbelievable tragedy hopefully helps others in need, and helps us all keep a watchful eye over one another, our fellow humans. As a mother of a son, I cry and pray over the pain Riley’s mother is suffering. I cry with you , and for you. I truly believe he was an angel and we are all lucky to have been blessed by presence. Rest in peace Riley. 💚
Melissa left a message on March 29, 2024:
It’s absolutely incredible how a complete stranger can impact so many. This handsome young man changed the way people think, act and feel. So many people are more compassionate, kind and helpful. This unbelievable tragedy hopefully helps others in need, and helps us all keep a watchful eye over one another, our fellow humans. As a mother of a son, I cry and pray over the pain Riley’s mother is suffering. I cry with you , and for you. I truly believe he was an angel and we are all lucky to have been blessed by presence. Rest in peace Riley. 💚
Michelle Snow left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry, for Riley being taken from you so soon.. our sincerest condolences from Vancouver BC 🇨🇦
Nichole Damewood left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for Rileys family!
Carla Papenfuhs left a message on March 29, 2024:
prayers to comfort you in sorrow.
Stephanie Tranum left a message on March 29, 2024:
Deepest condolences from TN. Riley brought many strangers together during this time as its all our worst nightmare to go through the journey you have been on. You have a whole team of people behind you looking for answers and we have all grown to love him. Beautiful memorial today and many many prayers for you and the everyone connected to Riley. His memorial tribute was amazing. A bunch of us watched it on livestream today and there were over 1000 people listening to all of his accomplishments and relationships he had during his short time here on earth. If anything its taught us all to cherish our time here on earth, hug our kids tighter and live every day as if its our last!!!
Shelia King left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Randi left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Randi lit a candle
Sherry left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley ... you have touched so many people. Throughout the whole ordeal, we felt like we knew you .... your face was so familiar ... though we never met you. It's not fair that you aren't here ... not fair that all of us who grew to love you can't be there with your family to celebrate your return. We suffer this unimaginable loss here without you, but we know you are safe now in the hands of the Father. Watch over your family, Riley - especially your mother. ❤❤
Sabrina Dooley left a message on March 29, 2024:
I have never met Riley. He was an amazing young man with a huge heart and great family. Fly high sweet Riley. Watch over your mother and your family sweet Riley. 💚
Ellie left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending your whole family LOVE, my heart is broken from this story its touched many lives all over the world and will continue to. RIP Riley. <3 Love from Michigan.
Jane Kennedy left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley 💚
Karina left a message on March 29, 2024:
Although I did not know Riley, it’s easy to tell what a pure and genuine soul he had, and no doubt that he had a huge impact on those around him. May his family find peace during this time. My next paycheck will be donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation in honor of Riley. May you rest in paradise 💚
Madonna Boone left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very very sorry his smile was anazing.
Gayle left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our deep condolences to family and friends. A loss for the world.
Michelle left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michelle lit a candle
Jan Wood left a message on March 29, 2024:
Just so profoundly sorry that we won’t get to see Riley’s continuing impact on this world. He sounds like he was a wonderful guy. Our very deepest condolences for your terrible loss.
Roseann T Schoenfeld left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry about the loss of a Good Young Man. Losing a child is very hard. I live with it everyday. May the Lord comfort you in this Very sad time but rejoice because Riley is in heaven with God. He has another Beautiful Angel 😇.
Emily left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Emily lit a candle
AJ mamaw left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sadness engulfs me for the loss of Riley
Angel Ryder left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to his family.
Julie Bigge left a message on March 29, 2024:
It doesn’t make sense to me that the passing of a young man that I didn’t even know would make my heart hurt so much, but that is how Riley’s death has affected so many. I have a son in college who is also in a fraternity, and Riley’s disappearance really made me wonder what I would do in the same situation. Like his parents, I would have moved heaven and earth to find my son, and wouldn’t stop until I found him. I’m sure you realize this by now as his parents and family that Riley has brought thousands of people together in love. Praying daily for each of you. He will forever be in all of our hearts. 💚💚💚
Jill left a message on March 29, 2024:
You have my deepest sympathy. I was watching the story on the news and praying for a different outcome. I’m very sorry for your loss.
B. Kikrland left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am SO sorry for your loss! Praying for your family!
Thelma Johnson left a message on March 29, 2024:
I like offered my Deepest Condolences to the entire Family and May the God of all Comfort would strengthen you and keep you. Thelma Johnson
Sherry hargus left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss my deepest condolences 💚🙏
Sherri Roberts left a message on March 29, 2024:
Continued Prayers 🙏✝️
Donna left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to your family. I have been following along from day one and as a mother I too have had kids that have gone to Nashville bar hopping to just have fun with friends. This is so unfair and your son seemed to be such a great kid! I have prayed daily for you parents and for Riley and will continue prayers for peace and answers. Love to all ❤️🌹❤️
Shelena J Davis left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my condolences and prayers to the family
Mindy Jenkins left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm soo sorry for the loss of Riley Strain. I give my condolences. I'm keeping you all in my prayers.
Le Breska Pike left a message on March 29, 2024:
My prayers are with Riley's family during this tragic time. 🙏 May they find peace in Our Heavenly Father as He wraps them all up with His unconditional love as He comforts them. 💚💚💚🕯✝️
Jill Noyce left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart hurts for your family. Watching all the pictures I saw my son and how incredibly similar his life is to Riley’s. He is the same age listens to the same music, has all the same memories in pictures of him growing up. Hunting, fishing, baseball, center of the world with family. He is also an only child and I can’t imagine my life without him. So I hurt so deeply for your family. Hold on tight to the memories, and feel him live on in your heart. God Bless and Keep all of you in his arms💚💚💚💚💚
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Julie Irvin left a message on March 29, 2024:
I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Riley. I truly believe that, to know grief, is to know deep love. In a world seemingly, full of wickedness, this beautiful soul brought together people all over the world caring for someone and a family they don't even know, and this is love. I pray you find comfort and strength in Jesus.
Bobbi Warren left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of the family and friends 💚
Stacy Parman left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Stacy Parman lit a candle
Robin Brown left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sincere and Heartfelt Condolences, I have held you all in my thoughts and prayers. My family and I will continue to pray you all in the days, weeks, months and years to come. The Celebration of Life Service was Beautiful!! May God's Peace that surpasses all understanding be with you all.
Yvonne DeLeon left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss . My deepest hearfelt condolences to Mom and the family . Prayers for strength and comfort
Laura Clements left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to Riley's family and friends. I've been praying since I found out he was missing. I have and will continue to pray for all of you since he was found. I am so sorry it was not the outcome we all wished for him and you. If you start that organization to help the missing, please contact me. I feel God is calling me to help. Riley will continue to be a light for countless others. Love and Prayers from another Missouri Boy's Momma! 💚🙏
Penny Wilson left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley. You will never be forgotten in Tennessee. My heart goes out to all the family and friends. May God bless you all
Shana McMahon left a message on March 29, 2024:
Strain Family & Friends - I'm so sorry for your loss of sweet Riley. I followed his story from the beginning and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. As a St. Louis MO resident, his story stole my heart since he was from Missouri and was visiting my favorite state (Tennessee; Love Memphis, Nashville, Gatlinburg). Please know that you have so many strangers standing behind you and will continue to pray for peace within your family. You all should be so proud of the man you raised because from what we learned about him, he sounded like the much needed light that this world needs. P.S. My green patio light will continue to shine for Riley. <3 Shana McMahon
Kelley left a message on March 29, 2024:
Some memories bring joy, some bring tears, some bring laughter and some are memories to carry you through all of your years. May the memories you all have bring joy and laughter, to dry your tears and wrap you all in a warm embrace and carry you all through the days and years to come in missing your boy 💚
Deborah Hughes left a message on March 29, 2024:
We are all with u all in prayers. Take care of yourselves now and rely on God for peace. U were all amazing parents and beautiful family. I have been in ur shoes and it takes a million days and nights to get thru. Stay strong and ask for help if u need it. Ur not alone … God Bless u all!
Sandra left a message on March 29, 2024:
I live in a small town North of Nashville. I followed Riley' story. My heart hurts for the loss of this handsome young man! Prayers have been offered up for you all during this sad and tragic time and will continue for you all in the days ahead. Your love for him and him for you all was evident in the photos.
Dom left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in Paradise Riley. My deepest condolences and prayers go to his family and friends. May you find peace, justice, and healing. Riley touched the lives of so many people, including those who he had never met. Riley, you will never be forgotten, fly high angel.
Ashley Owens left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with Riley’s family and friends. May he rest in Heavenly peace
Jackie Montgomery left a message on March 29, 2024:
Your beautiful boy has stolen my heart, may God be with you and bring you peace. I don’t even know you or him, but I feel your pain immensely. I have followed from the beginning. I’m a Mom from Murfreesboro, Tn. and I pray for your family’s healing everyday.
Elizabeth Crosslin left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Elizabeth Crosslin lit a candle
Paige Hill left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for your family! 🙏🏻💙💚
Andrea Wright left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in heaven Riley !!!!! Nashville loves you :(
Ciara bilbrey left a message on March 29, 2024:
From Love in Ohio. We will continue to fight to get the answers your mom and dad so desperately deserves. We love you
Carl Files left a message on March 29, 2024:
Deep condolences from the Files family love and prayers
Tiffany Thiel left a message on March 29, 2024:
I pray for peace for everyone feeling this heavy loss. I don't know why Riley was called home so soon. It's a terrible loss for us in this physical realm but it's a tremendous gain for the Heavenly realm 💚💚💚💚💚
Ashley Oswald left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for Riley’s family to get the closure they deserve. Rest In Paradise Riley 💚💚
Mia left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley I’m so sorry this happened I was praying every night u were found safe
Mary DeGroot left a message on March 29, 2024:
My daughter goes to Mizzou and had just met Riley at the end of January. Her sorority was paired up with his fraternity so they had an event together. My daughter and her friend sat at a table with Riley and his friend and they talked all night. She said Riley was such a sweet guy. They had started a group snap chat and had been keeping in touch and they were looking forward to the next event. Our hearts broke when we heard he went missing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Riley and your family are in our prayers. As a mother I can only imagine your pain. Praying for you. 🙏
Carla Henry left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley Praying for Riley's family
Jennifer Whitt left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending thoughts and prayers all the way from Chandler, AZ. #justiceforRiley
Darsana left a message on March 29, 2024:
Though I don’t know Riley or his family, I want to let the family know that even unknown people feel so connected to their loss. May Riley’s loving memories give you strength. Your boy will continue to live in the minds of so many people, even in those whom he never met.
Pennie sheary left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our prayers are with you all! We are so very sorry for your loss🙏🏻
Tammy Brown left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to you all. Thoughts and prayers being sent.
Colleen Howard left a message on March 29, 2024:
I watched the memorial service and just want to thank you for sharing your beautiful son with us. My heart is absolutely broken. Today as I laid flowers on my own daughter's grave for her birthday, I said a prayer for her and Riley and all of us grieving for a child we never wanted to lose. I will never forget Riley.
Patsy left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for ur loss may God comfort yu thru this difficult time
Jordan Slay left a message on March 29, 2024:
Hugs & love to the family, Riley seemed like a genuine and sweet boy. Rest In Peace Riley.
Elyssa M left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m from Nashville. Riley’s case hit me really hard, I had been following since day one. It was not the outcome I was hoping for or expected. I pray his family finds comfort and peace, knowing how big of an effect he made on everyone, even the ones he never got to know. I’m proud of my community coming together to help do what they could to find him, and I’m glad he has been returned home. Sending hugs to his family at this time. #RememberingRiley 💚
Larisa huerta left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Larisa huerta lit a candle
Mary Walker left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Mary Walker lit a candle
Vicky left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn't know Riley but his loss has touched my heart. I prayed so hard that he would be found safe. My deepest condolences to his family. I continue to lift you all up in prayer. Fly High Riley!
Stacy Moyer left a message on March 29, 2024:
Keeping my prayers to the friends @family…
Cheryl L Ward left a message on March 29, 2024:
I never met Riley. But he touched the hearts of the entire world, and mine was one of them. My deepest condolences go out to your family at this difficult time. Hold those memories tight and close to your heart. He will always be with you. God bless. Lots of love from Nova Scotia Canada.
Linda ( North Carolina) left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rip Riley, You were taken from your family too soon 💔 Prayers and Condolences to your Family and Friends
Glenda left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for your family
Shilpa left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shilpa lit a candle
Sarah left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I was praying from oregon for him being found safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️‍🩹🙏🙏🙏
Bruce and kathy stotler left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss! 😞
Judy Pickett left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for you and your family🙏🏻🙏🏻
Toya Osborne left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Toya Osborne lit a candle
Lynn Gonzales left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high angel. Prayers for family and friends 🧡 💚💚💚💚
Bella Gooch left a message on March 29, 2024:
We wil miss you Riley we will always remember you !
Gisela kayfus left a message on March 29, 2024:
I live in Missouri and my daughter is same age as Riley in college at Uark. She is friends with Riley’s frat brothers and attended the formal last year in Nashville. I have been so upset and following everything for weeks. My heart hurts and I can’t sleep. I’m so upset this happened. Can’t even imagine what you’re going through. I pray Riley finds justice and the entire truth comes. I feel like I knew him. I’m deeply sorry for loss. May time heal your heart. 💚 Gisela kayfus
Lindsay Myers left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss! Your family is in my prayers 💙
Sarah Holmes left a message on March 29, 2024:
NEVER MEET HIM BUT.. WHEN I FIRST SAW HIS PICTURE HE LOOKS SO FAMILIAR SO I LOOKED BACK THROUGH MY FACEBOOK SEEN I HAD CAME ACROSS HIS PROFILE MONTHS EARLIER WHILE TRYING TO FINF AN OLD FRIENDS DAUGHTER NAMED RILEY.. BUT SINCE I BEEN FOLLOWING AND PRAYING SINCE.. THIS TRAGEDY HAS BROKE MY HEART AS WELL AS LOTS OF PEOPLE IM SURE BUT YOU ALL WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON MY MIND IN MY HEART DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ..
Kathy stotler left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for you loss.. We watched it on tik toc from quincy ohio!! Was hoping for a better out come.. He sure looked like a sweet young man.. 💔 Our hearts our broken for you momma.. 😞
Angie Porter left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your family for the days, months, years to come. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. I am so sorry for this life changing loss💚
Salam Girmay left a message on March 29, 2024:
I pray that God will grant you and your family the strength and give you the peace. My most sincere condolences🙏🏾 💚💚💚💚
Stephanie Long left a message on March 29, 2024:
May you find peace and comfort in this extremely difficult time.
Michael infante left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences and my prayers are with his family and friends I’m sorry to hear of his life at such a young age now he is protected and in gods hands
Danielle Dakin left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Danielle Dakin lit a candle
Tracy Gray left a message on March 29, 2024:
May You Rest In Peace Riley Strain, and your family find peace and comfort. You looked like a wonderful person and friend!! 💚🕯🙏
Alexander Royal left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Alexander Royal lit a candle
Cindy left a message on March 29, 2024:
My daughter is 22 and in her senior year of college. This story has broken my heart. Prayers for all of Riley’s family members and friends.
Kim left a message on March 29, 2024:
The moments may have ended, but memories last a lifetime and will be imprinted on your heart’s forever! My condolences to the family during these times.
Christy Parker left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley 💚💚💚
Nancy Harris left a message on March 29, 2024:
I have prayed for Riley from the moment I heard the news and continue to pray for the family.
SHELIA M YARBROUGH left a message on March 29, 2024:
I did not personally know Riley, but live close to Nashville, just want you all to know my Prayers are with you. Prayers that justice for Riley will come soon.
Carrie stephens left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for the whole family. 🙏 my heart breaks 💔 for his momma and the family. I can't imagine the pain you're all going through but praying Jesus gives you strength to keep going and praying for comfort. Stay strong and know riley is watching over you all. God bless you all. Think of you all daily and praying for you all daily. Sending hugs from kentucky. Rip Riley strain 💚 💚 💚 💚
Stacy McCutchen left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley was my son’s age. You tell your kids to always be safe. You tell them you love them. You tell them to make good choices. You tell them to always be aware of your surroundings. I’m sorry your family is going through this. I pray you find the answers you are still looking for.
Taygan Reed left a message on March 29, 2024:
My name is Taygan Reed. I live in Nashville, TN. I feel like I know Riley, even though I have never met him. My heart goes out to the whole family, especially the parents. He will never be forgotten, and there is so much love in my heart for Riley. He truly is an angel. He definitely will be missed by everyone including us in Nashville. Lots of love and prayers❤️
Savannah Menard left a message on March 29, 2024:
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💚💚💚💚💚💚
Belinda K McLain left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart breaks for you the family praying for peace and comfort for the days ahead RIP Riley we will never forget you Belinda McLain Mississippi
Allison Bardin left a message on March 29, 2024:
Lot's of prayers. 💔💚
Suzy M left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Suzy M lit a candle
Catie Thompson left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and may Riley’s light always shine upon those he loved! Rest in Peace Riley 💚
Sara Skorczewski left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending heartfelt condolences from Minnesota. Thinking of Riley’s family and friends during this difficult time and praying they find comfort and peace in all the memories. #rileystrong #forever22
Mary and Joseph Merritt left a message on March 29, 2024:
We r sending our condolences to the family and friends of Riley.
Veronica left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest easy sweet boy you are so missed by mini and captured the hearts of the whole nation💚💚
Brittney Overstreet left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences go out to the family, my family & I will continue to keep this precious family in our prayers.
Pam Gentry left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very sorry sending lots of hugs and prayers to all the family
Elizabeth left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days beyond.
Anita Gibbar left a message on March 29, 2024:
So much love being sent your way. May God give you comfort.
Sara Tobin left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayed for you every single day. Wish we could hug your loved ones. You will be missed.
Pamela L. left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the loss. My prayers are with the family . Riley found his way into my heart. From one mamma heart to another. Sending you hugs from miles away.
Chris Corbin left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley, your life has touched a whole lot of people throughout the whole world. We love you son and you sure are important Rest in God's peace kiddo. ❤️.
Angie Hampton left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for the loss of Riley. He has touched the lives of so many people. He will never be forgotten. Prayers to the family and God Bless you.
Lena left a message on March 29, 2024:
R.I.P Riley. You’re gone but never forgotten and that’s a promise ♥️. You’ll always be loved by all and I’m sorry this happened. It was way too early it wasn’t your time yet 😥 but I’ll go for now. Much love 🙏🏼
Shirley Weatherford left a message on March 29, 2024:
My sincere condolence to the family. The world mourns with you.
Anna left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley but while he was missing I prayed for him to be found. He was everyone’s kid during that time. Mom’s and dad’s all over the world prayed for him. We will never forget him.
Ashley Huff left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my love from Canada Ashley-TCS/VFTV
Jordan Bird left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jordan Bird lit a candle
Kari Mastel left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers from Wisconsin to Riley, his family and his friends!
Rebecca W. 💚 left a message on March 29, 2024:
💚Praying for your family and friends. Found your story on social media and followed it endlessly. As a mother of 5 I can’t begin to imagine the pain your parents are feeling. Let your love continue to shine through all. You’ve touched many hearts Riley. Rest Peacefully. 💚
Sarah Giesau left a message on March 29, 2024:
TO THE STRAIN FAMILY N FRIENDS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ARE WITH U OF THE PASSING OF RILEY I DO PRAY YOU GET THE ANSWERS U DESERVE GOD BLESSING LOVE TO U ALL 💕💕💕💕💕🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Christi Stewart left a message on March 29, 2024:
Love & Prayers from Kentucky 💚
Helen birtles left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rip Riley you have touched so many people's life's my included sending so much to your family and friends from uk
Ashtyn Plank left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am keeping Riley’s friends and family in my thoughts and prayers. Today and for my lifetime I will hold my babies closer. May God heal the pain everyone is feeling and bless us with his love. Love to you all 💕
Danielle Coale left a message on March 29, 2024:
You have touched many lives Riley! You will never be forgotten! RIP #FOREVER21
Tina Demouey left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending hugs and prayers for Riley’s family.
Jonathan Cottingham left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jonathan Cottingham lit a candle
Lisa Rimkus left a message on March 29, 2024:
My love, prayers and strength to Rileys family & friends. May he rest in eternal peace.
Jamie Dillon left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for comfort💚💚
Donna Henderson left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for comfort and peace for the family in this trying time. You have left a lasting impression on many people whom you have never met.
Crystal Crawford left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Crystal Crawford lit a candle
Cynthia left a message on March 29, 2024:
You will be missed forever Riley. 💚💚💚
Tammy Gulley left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley 🙏 You are loved by so many !! May God bring comfort to your family !! Sending hugs and love from Ohio
Sara Losse left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sara Losse lit a candle
Cheryl pari left a message on March 29, 2024:
Love from Rhode Island
Kayla Pendleton left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart is so heavy for your loss. Sending my condolences to your family from Nashville, TN.
Brittany N left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly High Riley!!
Krissy left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP riley fly high.. never forgotten 💚💚🕯🕯
Angel rollins left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart is broken. My sincere condolences to the family of Riley.
Jeannie Willige left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart breaks for you. Riley is now watching over you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to your family. 💚💚💚💚💚💚
Kelli left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Riley's family. His light continues to shine bright throughout the whole world and all of the lives he has touched.
Dana Bowen left a message on March 29, 2024:
Flu high sweet Riley Rest in the arms of the Lord. 💚💚💚
Anonymous left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the family and friends! 💔
Christina left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Christina lit a candle
Brenda C left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your entire family. May the Lord watch over and give you peace and comfort.
Morgan Vanasdlen left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Morgan Vanasdlen lit a candle
Cheryl pari left a message on March 29, 2024:
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Kaitlyn W. left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for Riley's family. He was such a bright light and it continues to shine. Rest in peace Riley.
Courtney Krieger left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Courtney Krieger lit a candle
Deaven Langley left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m from Indiana and was following your story very closely. I was so heartbroken and truly can’t imagine how you feel. I pray for comfort and peace during this time.
Angie left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley but I have been following since he went missing. I’m praying for his family to find peace. RIP Riley 💚💚💚💚💚
Mari Bright left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love and prayers to the family and friends RIP Rylie
Richard King left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didnt Know Riley personally But for 14 days i had another brother .my heart has been so touched by Riley's story. Rest in Peace Riley you now have your Wings Brother!!! The red is my Heart the Green is Rileys fav color i grew this last year .
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Jonathan Cottingham left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for Riley’s family and friends during this time. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers!💚🙏💚🙏💚🙏💚🙏
Nicole left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending so many prayers for Riley's family and friends.
Val left a message on March 29, 2024:
My son is in college and is going to be 22 years old, we are close like you were with Riley. I couldn’t imagine going through losing your best friend. So sorry for your loss, you will always be in my thoughts, and I pray for you and your family..
Emmaley Kelly left a message on March 29, 2024:
praying for your beautiful family.
Julie Wenner left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart breaks for you.
Jessica Donaldson left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love and prayers to the family of Riley. I did not know him personally but he has touched the world . He will always be in our hearts. As a mom this so heartbreaking 💔. We all love you Riley Rest easy sweet child Forever 22 💚💚💚💚 Syracuse New york
Stacy left a message on March 29, 2024:
This is for you Riley 🙏💚 total stranger but you've touched my heart and many others prayers 🙏 to your family especially your momma coming from another momma 🥺 praying for your entire family akso. RWG sweet boy 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 #RileyStrong #Forever22
Susan left a message on March 29, 2024:
💚💚Forever 22💚💚 rest peacefully Riley .. so many hugs and prayers for your family today as they lay you to rest 💚💚💚🪽🪽
Jess left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Handsome Riley, I watched the whole story unfold on TikTok, from the beginning. I hope your family get the answers they deserve
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LaDawna Doolittle left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Riley will be missed every day!
Jody Bowling left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for your family R.i.p Riley
Diane left a message on March 29, 2024:
You live in our hearts forever Riley ,I didn’t know you but you touched my heart and I hope you will rest in peace and your family has my condolences and sympathy .
Jennifer Spicer left a message on March 29, 2024:
Continuing to keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 💚
Heather Barnes left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending all the love and prayers to the family and friends! I will continue to pray you get the answers you deserve 💚
Tammy M. left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest sympathies to all of his family. He will never be forgotten 💚
Sandy Gentilucci left a message on March 29, 2024:
My Heart Breaks thinking about Riley 💔 I am So Very Sorry 🙏🏻😢🙏🏻
Cheryl Thompson left a message on March 29, 2024:
Just know, because you don’t see him , doesn’t mean he’s not with you . May the Lord Bless your family .
Tiffany Blake left a message on March 29, 2024:
Many Prayers for this family!
Kristine left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kristine lit a candle
Michele left a message on March 29, 2024:
From one boy mama to another, my heart goes out to you. Prayers and love sent your way and to your family. I have no words.
Courtney Ragland left a message on March 29, 2024:
Big hugs and prayers to Riley's family! I hope you find peace and comfort. I wish I could hug momma Riley. We are all here for you on Tiktok and want nothing more than to honor your son.
Claire Johnstone left a message on March 29, 2024:
fly high Riley 💙😭💙
Brooke Simmons left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless Riley and all of his loved ones during this time. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. 💚🙏💚🙏💚
Makayla Joslyn left a message on March 29, 2024:
💚RIP to Riley 💚 this boy deserved so much more than life had to offer him, I've been following him since day 1 and always prayed he was okay. Praying for his beautiful momma, and his family. You will be missed Riley, by so many. May you rest in peace now 💚
Jennifer Z left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in paradise Riley!
Crystal Marie Sheffield left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Crystal Marie Sheffield lit a candle
Juliette Gilmore left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss! May God put his arms around you especially his mother!
Peggy knight left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for family friends
Donale left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Donale lit a candle
Janet Woodie left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers to all of you!!!
Shannon lackland left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sorry for your loss be with the family at this time god bless
Celeste Daniels left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending lots of love, hugs & prayers for you all today from North Carolina. As a parent I can’t imagine your pain, but please know everyone that has come to know Riley’s name grieves with you. Riley will always hold a place in all of our hearts & he will not be forgotten. 💚
Elizabeth and Craig O'Connor and Family left a message on March 29, 2024:
Words cannot express how truly sorry and heartbroken we all are for the loss of your dear son, Riley. We are surrounding you and all of Riley’s family, friends and loved ones with our prayers and thoughts of comfort and love. May God bring you strength, peace and solace.
Stormie Bullock left a message on March 29, 2024:
So many prayers, love, and hugs from Indiana. We love you all so so much! Fly high sweet boy 💚💚💚
Eve Vanderpool left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley you touched the lives of people from all over the world.. Continue to shine your light up there. and fly high. Sending prayers and love from KY to family and friends🙏❤
Sherry kirk left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sherry kirk lit a candle
Linda Dawson left a message on March 29, 2024:
I don't know you but I feel a STRONG CONNECTION I have a Son he is my WORLD I just wish PEACE and SOLITUDE for your MOM
Jackie Daugherty left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love, light and healing energy to all who loved Riley. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Pam left a message on March 29, 2024:
My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Ruth Ann Malone left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love and prayers for each of you today and always. I've walked in your shoes so I know the heartbreak you are feeling. May GOD wrap his arms tightly around you today and in the days to come.
Lea Bryant left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers to you! 🙏
Donna Monroe left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high Riley! Forever young! And to his mother, let his beautiful love he had for you wrap around your heart for always! Deepest condolences from Cuba, Mo.
Morgan Timmons left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace buddy💚 you’ll truly be missed
Michele B left a message on March 29, 2024:
We dont know you but we have been following Riley's story from day 1. And to say that we are so sorry for your loss.. May the lord comfort you all in this time of grief... #riley #green
Nicole left a message on March 29, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers to each and everyone of you in your family
Hilda Pennycuff left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m from Jamestown TN so I didn’t know Riley. But I have been following. I know all of your hearts are absolutely broken & I’m so very sorry. I pray for God to carry you all thru the months & years ahead & give you peace in knowing that the end of this life here on earth is not the end & that you will see Riley again. I can’t say it enough-I’m so very sorry!
Gretchen Hawkins left a message on March 29, 2024:
Many many prayers and hugs to the family. I did not know Riley personally, but feel as though I do since I know the Dingman’s. I also know his aunt and uncle and cousin… Penny Strain, Jeff Strain and Jake Bradley. They are all good people and as a mom myself my heart breaks deeply and goes out to everyone. Prayers for peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Shirley Keys left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very sorry for the loss of your precious Son. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kelli Isaak left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace sweet boy. May your light shine on like this candle.
Neka Horton left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your entire family at this most difficult time.
Jayla left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jayla lit a candle
Jennifer Poliquin left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Rileys beautiful family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Riley but it's obvious that he was an amazing young man. Biggest of hugs from Maine. 💚💚💚
Melanie Roberts left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Riley’s family for healing and to let you know the world loved Riley too.Rip Riley.You will always be forever 22 💚💚💚💚💚💚
Dominque left a message on March 29, 2024:
Gone to soon💚💚
Donna Williamson left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley you made an impact on my life and even though we never met I will never forget you. I wanted a better outcome for you and my heart hurt when you were found. I know my son welcomed you into heaven and I hope you are friends. Watch over your Mom and dad. 💚💚💚💚
Amy Allgood left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers from Oklahoma.
Debra E McCorkle left a message on March 29, 2024:
Was praying for a better outcome. Rest in Peace in God's arms.
Lisa Wittrock left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rileys light will always shine down upon you. 💚💚💚
Betty Roberts left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for the family. Riley left a everlasting impact on many people
Nicole left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to Riley’s family. I am sending prayers, love and strenght from Canada. We will never forget you Riley 💚
Louise salley left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers and my condolences to rileys family, I've never met riley but I followed his search and joined the Facebook page,,my heart goes out to the family, I wish I would of met riley he looked like a fun loving and respectful person who showed everyone that he cared and everyone matters, but from one mother to anouther this really hurts and I would never be able to imagine what your going through, I wish I could give you a hug right now, but just know my heart breaks for you and your all in my prayers, RIP SWEET RILEY MAY YOU WATCH OVER YOUR MAMA NOW YOUR HER ANGEL 😇
Anna Baker left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences….I cannot imagine the heart break your family is going through…. Riley’s story won’t be forgotten….
Julie Smalling left a message on March 29, 2024:
Been watching, hoping and praying since day one. Tears well up every time I check on Riley’s info, but I can escape. Prayers and strength to the family and friends who cannot. RIP Riley, you did not deserve this.
Courtney L left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for you and your family. I didn't know Riley but his story has had a profound impact on me. Sending love and wearing green in Connecticut for him.
Kayla Hyde left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss, Riley’s story has broke my heart and I hope your family has peace that passes understanding and the truth be found.
Mariah left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers to the family💚 you’re in all of our thoughts. Stay strong and don’t stop fighting💚
J u d y left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, J u d y lit a candle
Melanie Maggard left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Melanie Maggard lit a candle
Kelsey left a message on March 29, 2024:
As a total stranger I have followed this story and I just want I send all of my love to you. Riley was so loved
Melanie Maggard left a message on March 29, 2024:
My Thoughts & Prayers to Riley's Family from Wilmington,N.C💚
Gay Ragan left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry. Thinking of you often. 💝🙏
Tanya left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences. May God cover you with strength during this difficult time. Riley And Your family have touched so any lives. I know you are proud of the young man you raised.
Tara left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for all during this difficult time. I didn’t know Riley but I know he will be missed.
Kiersten Curtman left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kiersten Curtman lit a candle
Rhonda Breder left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rhonda Breder lit a candle
Scott and Teresa Dean left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for the family. Love to all during this sad time ❤️
David Woo left a message on March 29, 2024:
Healing thoughts...Riley will always be with us.
Jenna Anzelmo Kittery Maine left a message on March 29, 2024:
🙏🏻💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Jade Stoker left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for peace and comfort through this horrific time. I did not know Riley or his family, but the news of his passing wrecked me. May God wrap his healing arms around you, and the truth of his passing comes to light.
Teresa Sprague left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to the family🙏 ❤
Annie Hoffman left a message on March 29, 2024:
To Rileys Mama and Dad, I am so sorry for your loss, and I will keep you in my prayers. To all the rest of his family and friends you are all in my prayers,and I am sorry for your loss of such a very special person. Keep God in your hearts, and always remember Riley and all the good times yall had with him. Always in my prayers.
Vera Fish left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley. 💚 You will never be forgotten.
Amber Griffis left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Amber Griffis lit a candle
Emily Williams left a message on March 29, 2024:
I prayed many prayers for Riley’s safe return. Now I will continue to pray for comfort and peace for his many family and friends. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss.
Christine Rulapaugh left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so incredibly sorry for your family's loss. Your son's become an ever lasting impact on so many across the world. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all friends today. I'm thankful that even through this tragedy you are able to put your son to rest. Please know the world is with Riley today. Rest high Riley, use those wings and fly🙏🏼
Ashley left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am thinking of the strain family in this difficult time. I didn't know riley or the family but i can tell riley and his family are good people with big hearts and his story touched me more than any other story and my heart hurts for the family. I pray for the strain family's healing and I wish I could give the whole family the biggest hugs I've ever given. R.i.p Riley💚
Bonnie Armistead left a message on March 29, 2024:
This young man touched so many people across the world.
Victoria Uribe left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high, Riley.
Jordin Murry left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley😢🕊️ so sorry this happened to you
Karen and Brandon left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Karen and Brandon lit a candle
Debbie Kostolansky left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know Riley, he seemed like a wonderful, kind man with a bright future. Hugs from across the country to Riley's family during this difficult time.
Renee Smith left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know that your son became the world's son. I prayed and cried daily for a better outcome. May he rest in peace and you and your family find some comfort and peace. We all love and care about you all. Prayers for you all ❤️💚❤️🙏🙏🙏
Candice left a message on March 29, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers for this family! Riley will always hold a special place in our hearts here in Nashville!
Jennifer Saxton left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jennifer Saxton lit a candle
Annie Nieves left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Annie Nieves lit a candle
Amber T left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending up lots of love,prayers and the strength for Riley’s family and friends.
Rhonda Phinney left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers to the family ! R.I.P Riley #forever22
Amber T left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending lots of prayers up for the family and friends.
Tara Campbell from KY left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss! I lost my 22 year old son 2 years ago. I know what your going through. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers always! 🙏❤
Suzan left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for the family and friends and prayers for Riley to RIP 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Sherry Ray left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love and prayers to Riley's family and friends. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. I pray Riley's family receives all the answers they need as well as peace and closure.
Rita Kelley left a message on March 29, 2024:
I don’t know y’all. Just been following the story and wanted to express my deepest sympathy. Looks like God just got an amazing 😇 angel
Jelena Solujic left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers and love from Toronto, Canada. Rile was wonderful and special. We hope you find strength knowing how much loved he is by everyone.
Sherry Carroll left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️
Gary Adams left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley enetered so many peoples hearts and was loved by more than he knew and changed more lives than he met. My thoughts to all of Rileys friends and family.
Janice Eble left a message on March 29, 2024:
We will be watching his celebration of life, and thanks for letting us do this. We have been following Riley on his disappearance from the beginning. Like everyone we were hoping for a good outcome. Many prayers are going up for his family and friends. My dad and grandparents lived in Springfield, Mo so we have a connection there as well as the love for Riley. Praying for family and friends love, peace, comfort, and strength. I am looking forward to my reunion in heaven with family and friends. Looking forward to one day meeting Riley in our gloried bodies God Bless! Love, Jeff and Janice
Theresa rich left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest sympathies goes out to Rileys family and friends. Rest in Peace Riley.
Rebecca left a message on March 29, 2024:
Love and Prayers to you, Riley.
Rhonda Reid left a message on March 29, 2024:
As a mother of an adult son I can’t imagine what you are going through. My heart breaks for you and your family. My prayer is that God will give you comfort and strength today and in the days and years to come. I pray you get the truth and all the facts about this tragedy. Riley has given the world hope & faith in humanity! The outpouring of love shown throughout this tragedy from complete strangers was amazing. Your family is loved and Riley will forever be in our hearts. God Bless! 🕊️💚🙏🏻
Debbie Tostik left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley personally…but the news and recovery of Riley broke my heart. My heartfelt condolences to the parents of Riley. May you find comfort and cherish the beautiful memories .
Jacqueline Fillinger left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Dawn K left a message on March 29, 2024:
💚💚 My deepest condolences to the the Riley Strain family. From Louisville KY. 💚💚
Crystal left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley has become a special part of my life. His life has changed the world for the better. May The Lord wrap His arms around you and comfort you in a way He only can do. Rest easy Riley. ❤️❤️❤️
Jelena Solujic left a message on March 29, 2024:
My biggest condolences for loosing your wonderful boy.
Deanna left a message on March 29, 2024:
Huge hugs from my family to yours in this critical time praying you all feel the arms of the lord today and your baby will be watching over you all today lots of loves 💚
Boston left a message on March 29, 2024:
I wish Riley’s family happy days
Victoria left a message on March 29, 2024:
My family and I send our condolences to Riley’s family. We did not know him, but feel the love he left in this world.
Kelly Terrell left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley has touched the hearts of thousands. We pray that God wraps his arms around this sweet family and gives them comfort during this difficult time. Riley's memory will be cherished and live on, in the hearts of many. We are sending our love, thoughts, and prayers from Valdosta, GA.
Gary Adams left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley has entered many peoples hearts and was loved by more people than he knew and changed more lives than he met. My thoughts are with all of Riley friends and family.
Mary Lou Saladrigas left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you or your family but like many others, you touched our hearts and souls even from beyond. My heart goes out to your family and I pray that justice is served for your senseless demise and that the truth is revealed. May you rest in peace and know that we will never forget you sweet boy.
Jayme Lynn left a message on March 29, 2024:
condolences to the family and friends during this time.
Shelley Bradford left a message on March 29, 2024:
Many prayers wil everyone 💚
Liliana Gonzalez left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rip 🙏 sending so much love to all his family and friends, may god be with you on this painful day 💚💚
Cindy martinez left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to your parents. This is tragic & hits the heart to all Mother's & grandmothers. And especially yours. May you rest in peace, dear Riley only the Lord knows our time. The Pain of yours being cut short😔🙏🕊senseless
Kristin left a message on March 29, 2024:
All my Love, Thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends of Riley!! I am so sorry for your loss!!! REST IN PARADISE RILEY!!!!! FLY HIGH!!!! 💚🙏🏻💚🙏🏻💚🙏🏻💚🙏🏻💚🙏🏻💚
A family in Nashville left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our deepest condolences for the unimaginable loss of Riley. Our prayers are with all of his family and friends!
Tracy Villa left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our sincere condolences to Riley’s family and friends. He touched the world and especially my heart. Praying for peace, comfort and healing.
Rhonda Glasgow left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high
Nikki castillo left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Nikki castillo lit a candle
Ella left a message on March 29, 2024:
❤️❤️🕊️
Jennifer Cameron left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley reminds me of my son. My heart simply breaks for his loved ones. Rest easy young man 🙏
Julia left a message on March 29, 2024:
Im so very sorry for your loss. Many uplifting prayers for your family.
Jennifer left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart breaks for your family … please protect them in this difficult time
Denise Miller left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this moment,, and for the moments to come.please know you have so many momma's thinking of you!!❤️❤️
Donna M Stover left a message on March 29, 2024:
May Riley resting peace. Thoughts and prayers for his Mom and family ♥️
Kelly Lepage left a message on March 29, 2024:
Hi I like to wish my condolences to the family and friends may the angels be with you my heart goes to the family thinking of you guys at this difficult time from Kelly Lepage 🤗❤️😇😥
Kimberly Lees left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart breaks for your family. Riley captured the hearts of many who prayed for his safe return. May God be with your family today and always. Praying for you today.
Christy Merry left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your family during this difficult time. May god wrap his arms around each and every one of you.
Sandi Doyle left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sorry for your loss of your beloved son, Reilly. May he RIP Big hugs to you all in the months and years ahead.
Chrissy Moye left a message on March 29, 2024:
Thinking of your family today. I have been a frequent traveler to Nashville for several years, going every 2-3 months. After this, I don't think I can ever visit there again. My heart breaks for you. My children are the same age as Riley and I feel like every person in Nashville failed him. I pray you get the answers you deserve.
Lori sparling left a message on March 29, 2024:
I never knew Riley here on earth but you sure stole my heart from day one of you missing sweet boy. Sending many prayers to Riley’s parents and family and friends. Rest in heaven with the angels sweet boy. Forever 22. 💚🙏
Joy Buckway left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Joy Buckway lit a candle
Samantha left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry about Riley :( when I heard about him missing it broke my heart. My heart goes out to the Strain family.
Jenny Gray left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley
Cami Drew left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolence and prayers to the Strain family.
Danyelle Wagner left a message on March 29, 2024:
You are loved by so many and were a truly amazing man, my brother was lucky to have became your friend. my deepest condolences to the whole family. I’m praying and have been so hard for you and your family 💚💚💚 you even captured my 5 year old daughter’s heart and she has been praying every night for you💚💚 💚Rip Riley💚
Heather Nieves & Family left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our family is praying for all of Riley's family and friends. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this extremely difficult time
Suzanne left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart has never hurt so much in my life for a boy I never met I have 2 boys 18 and 21 and I have been sick every day and literally cry for his mom ! I’m so sorry . Fly high in heaven Riley we all love you !!!
Jessica C left a message on March 29, 2024:
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Mistye left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for each and everyone of you.
Thomas from Germany left a message on March 29, 2024:
May this light accompany you forever on your way, my dear friend!
Thomas from Germany left a message on March 29, 2024:
Unfortunately, we never got to know each other. But from the first moment I found out about you on the internet, I felt a lot of sympathy! We could have become friends, and for me, we already are. So I hug you, convinced that you can feel it and send you many air kisses, knowing that distance does not exist for souls. And I promise you: these warm hugs and kisses will also go to your family and friends. My heart, my thoughts and my soul are always with you! Rest in peace, my dear friend! Translated with DeepL.com (free version)
Aiden Pezzani left a message on March 29, 2024:
Miss your laugh man, rest easy
Karen Fuchs left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Riley but prayed many prayers for him. As a mom of two boys his age his story touched me deeply. Just know his family and friends have a special angel looking over them. Rest in peace Riley.
Rebecca Eubanks left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolence go to you and your family. This is a very sad story. I have been following since the day happened. May God be with you on this day?🙏🏻
Michelle left a message on March 29, 2024:
I did not know Riley personally, but he very quickly gained a spot in my heart. Rest easy Riley 💚🕊️
Kelley Monroe left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kelley Monroe lit a candle
Pamela Crowder left a message on March 29, 2024:
I have watched the whole time Riley was missing and my heart literally breaks for your entire family. I wish I could do something to ease your pain. I do that you all will see Riley again in HEAVEN someday. What a glorious reunion that will be. Continued prayers for you all as you go through this difficult journey. Love and Prayers to your family. God Bless You ALL. Pamela Crowder & Family
heidi hogan left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love and hugs from WI. I can not even image how sad you are.
Tami Hall left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending heartfelt condolences from Biloxi, MS. Prayers for Riley's family and friends during this time. He will never be forgotten by those who know and love him as well by those who only knew of him for a short period of time. Today we wear green for Riley💚
Kimberly left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to Riley’s friends & family! My thought and prayers are with y’all❤️
Corinne left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to your family. Prayers for your family and friends.
BARBARA NICHOLAS left a message on March 29, 2024:
I AM SO SORRY AND MY HEART BREAKS FOR YOU ALL. SENDING PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH AND COMFORT. 🙏♥️😭 FLY HIGH SWEET GUY✝️
Diane Woedl left a message on March 29, 2024:
You will always be remembered Riley ,RIP
Jody Albers left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers to Riley’s family and friends on this difficult day. The world is thinking of you. 💚 We will never forget Riley!
Bonnie VanHoose left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dawn C Revoir left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences and prayers for your family . The lost of your son has touched so many people. I have a son that is 20 in college 6’4 lean and reminds me of your sweet son Riley. My heart is broken for you! You are and will be in my prayers from now on. With love and care from Abilene Texas. The Revoir Family
Natalie left a message on March 29, 2024:
my heart is with you all to the family , friends and all who are involved or affected. I'm sorry that this has happened. I know he's with you guys and protecting you all from above. RIP Riley
Tracy Williams left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love and prayers...
Sarah left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences: For the ones who didn’t know or who knew Riley he had sweet all over his face, full of smiles, and a very handsome young man whose life was taken too soon. From watching the pictures that he seemed like a happy guy and someone who enjoyed life. I wish I could had know Riley. My thoughts and prayers goes to Riley’s family, and friends at that time. Give them peace comfort a peace of mind as they lay a great soul to rest. R.I.P. Riley we’ll miss you🙏🏻💚🕊️
Roxanne Gowan left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Roxanne Gowan lit a candle
Ania left a message on March 29, 2024:
Light is stronger than Darkness Love is stronger than death Our sincere condolences to the Strain Family who suffer the loss of such a beautiful Angel. We will never forget Riley’s face and his beautiful smile. He will be always in our prayers! Dear Mom, we’re praying for you and all your family members in such a hard time in your life. Stay strong! Riley is watching over you and your Family. Ania
Weathers Family left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending our deepest condolences and love from Orlando, FL...precious son gone too soon! Big hugs to his mama!! 💚🙏🏻💚
Sarah left a message on March 29, 2024:
For the ones who didn’t know or who knew Riley he had sweet all over his face, full of smiles, and a very handsome young whose life was taken too soon. From watching the pictures that he seemed like a happy guy and someone who enjoyed life. I wish I could had know Riley. My thoughts and prayers goes to Riley’s family, and friends at that time. Give them peace comfort a peace of mind as they lay a great soul to rest. R.I.P. Riley we’ll miss you🙏🏻💚🕊️
P. Fernandes left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, P. Fernandes lit a candle
Dawn left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending many prayers to the family from STL.
Tori left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tori lit a candle
Damaris left a message on March 29, 2024:
Lifting the Stain family in prayer.
Carlotta McTigue left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to your family during this tragic time. As a mother I can’t begin to imagine your pain. My prayers are with the mother, father, stepfather and the entire family today and the days to come. I pray God gives you answers and comfort!!
Flora Briggs left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss, this was not meant for him, he didn't deserve this please don't give up on what happened to him. He was a nice looking young man and my heart breaks for him. May he rest in peace.
Janelle Lee left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your family for peace and comfort. Your son’s actions during his life was an inspiration for all young men and women.
Linda Davison left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Riley. I am in Maine and followed his case on TikTok with Bonnie. I am so grateful to Bonnie and Hannah for their dedication to Riley’s case. I wouldn’t have been able to see and follow the case up here in Maine. I hope you get the truth and able to get closure on his case. The love for Riley will never end. He touched so many people. Praying for the truth to come out. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Kelsi Pousosa left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending many hugs your way. A loss of a child is one of the hardest things a parent can endure, but grieving with those around you helps. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Phillina Shattuck left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to the strain family. God is with your family every step of the way. 🙏 🤲
Meaghan left a message on March 29, 2024:
May you find peace and love during this difficult time. Riley you made such an impact around the world. Watch over your parents, family and friends. I may have not known you, but felt I got to know the kind of young man you were and that was, you were amazing and shined brightly! Rest in peace. 🤍🙏🏻
Christina holt left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending hugs and prayers for your family.
Christan Ledford left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending lots of love and prayers to the family and friends.
Cynthia Lewis left a message on March 29, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family in the loss of your son.
Regina Rempp empp left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers and love to Riley's Family and Friends
Sonya left a message on March 29, 2024:
Although I didn’t know Riley, I followed his story from the very day he disappeared. From the bottom of my heart I cannot tell you how very sorry I am on the outcome thoughts and prayers go out to Riley‘s family during this difficult time. rest in peace Riley gone too soon 💔
Heather Emerick left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. I prayed for you all!
Kathy McCuistion left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss! I am and will continue to lift you all up in my prayers.
Karen Jackson left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine as a mom myself. Keep giving it to God. He has the plan even though we don’t understand. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers.
Jessica Witt left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences to the family at this time ❤️
Beth S left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your son was a bright life that left this earth too soon.
Mikaela Gribbin left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Mikaela Gribbin lit a candle
Melissa Ramsey left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Leigh Mondak left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to you. Riley was an amazing person and he will be deeply missed. I am praying for your family 🙏
Tina Ryan left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to you all. I have also lost a child and the heartache is unbearable. I will continue to pray for you all. Much live and big hugs from Tennessee.
Antoinette left a message on March 29, 2024:
My prayers and love go out to his family and especially his MAMA! Rest easy Riley, you were a good man, a great son, and even greater person. Look after your mom and family. Your spirit will forever be with us. I am sorry that you were taken from us so soon. I wish I could attend your service however I am in California but thinking of you and your family today. Much love to the Strains, Riley's mother, and all those who loved him. REST IN PEACE RILEY STRAIN!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Brittany Perry left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Brittany Perry lit a candle
Pamela Greene left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying so hard for Riley's family and friends.
Kelly Taylor left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very sorry for this tragic loss.
Tiphani Collins left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to the Family of this Beautiful Young man . Heaven has Gained another angel.
Evyn Brown left a message on March 29, 2024:
Thoughts and Prayers to you & your family for peace and comfort during this time. Big hugs.
Meighan Adams left a message on March 29, 2024:
With love from Alabama 💚
Denise Hargis left a message on March 29, 2024:
May your light always shine in the hearts of those who loved you....
Alexandria Herndon left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley
Karin left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for the family!
Shelby left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shelby lit a candle
Tabatha Resendiz left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tabatha Resendiz lit a candle
Kal-El left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers and love. Rest well sweet Riley.
Shauna Phelan left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my thoughts and prayers
Stephanie Jones left a message on March 29, 2024:
On behalf of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community, it was an honor to be there for your family during such a difficult time. We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of Riley.
Nikki left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rip... prayers to you all
KIMBERLY J PIUNTI left a message on March 29, 2024:
My families' thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family today and in the days coming forward.
Julie Lintner left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Julie Lintner lit a candle
Wanda Martinez left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences from my family to your family. He is now in God hands 🙏
Angie Schaffner left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Angie Schaffner lit a candle
Caryl Hulsey left a message on March 29, 2024:
My Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Laura left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending love from the other side of the world. Riley’s story made it all the way over here and my thoughts are with you all today! 💚💚💚💚💚
Barbara & John Forcum left a message on March 29, 2024:
Thinking of you during this very difficult time -:prayers your way.
Natalie Coody left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your lost . Our prayers are with you and family !
Lisa Fountain left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lisa Fountain lit a candle
Vickie from TN left a message on March 29, 2024:
Love you Riley prayers to your sweet Mom, I will look for you in heaven 💚💚💚💚
Brandice Seibold left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Brandice Seibold lit a candle
Jamie Schmidt left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so so sorry for you loss, sending prayers for your family during this unthinkable time!!!
Jessica orozco left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jessica orozco lit a candle
Lauren Evans left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for Riley’s family in this extremely hard time. Praying Jesus welcomed Riley with open arms.
Kelli Flanigan left a message on March 29, 2024:
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Joyce Carter left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to your family. I can’t imagine how you feel. I am a grandmother of a child Riley‘s age. She also is in college. Our prayers are with you forever.
Taylor Worley left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Taylor Worley lit a candle
Joyce Morehead left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry about Riley even though I didn't know him personally it still broke my heart cried tears along with many others . RIP young man !
Judy Adams left a message on March 29, 2024:
I watched the news and prayed daily for Riley. My heart is broken for you all. My faith lets me believe tthat Riley is in God's hands now and his death will matter as his life did. May God provide you will grace, mercy, strength, and boldness going forward.
Kevin Perez left a message on March 29, 2024:
Forever looking over us. His shining personality will forever live on in our hearts ❤️
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Paradiso Family left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP sweet Riley 🙏🏻💚
Terry S left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss of Riley. The tribute video shows just how much he was loved by his family and this tragedy has had such an impact on the people following his story and praying for him, he is now loved by so many strangers. Your sweet boy will never be forgotten by so many of us. Sending my deepest condolences to your family. And so sorry to Riley that this happened to you.
Renee Mathis Banks left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to Riley’s family and friends as you lay him to rest. I have been praying for you all and I will continue. God bless you.
Justin left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heartfelt sympathies go out to Riley's family, particularly to his mother Michelle. I pray that you find the strength to navigate through each day of this unimaginable ordeal. My heart aches deeply for you and your loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
Kate Knife-Whiting left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley Ray Strain is a Beautiful young man. Riley already established himself as his own.. My Condolences to Riley's family and relatives. I know Riley found his way home to the loving arms of his family, friends and mom. -South Dakota
Bethany Carver left a message on March 29, 2024:
My mama heart goes out to you! May Riley rest in peace. I will never again pass by a clearly intoxicated person again without doing everything in my power to keep them safe. Thank you Riley for teaching me to be a better person. We will all look after your precious mamas and dad's. My prayers are with the family and loved ones
Kernell Family left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kernell Family lit a candle
Kim Brown left a message on March 29, 2024:
The words I have cannot even describe the pain I have felt for someone I didn’t even know .. for two weeks Riley was our son, friend and family member all in one. For two weeks I prayed like a mother for her child and I felt it deep in my soul like I have never felt before .. as a mother of daughter close to his age and in college I felt all the emotions that I could see his poor mother expressing. He was world’s son for two weeks now he’s the heartbeat in our soul. I have cried over and over for her pain and on Thursday night 3/21 I was on Bonnies TikTok live praying for his return for hours… I asked all week for signs from him to give me he was ok. at 730am 22mar , I was awoken by a bird chirping and it just wouldn’t stop for like a few minutes…I looked at the clock and I felt a sense peace come over me I said to myself oh sweet boy you made it home and then the news came as it left it was the most real thing I have ever felt .. I can’t even describe the feeling I have had knowing in that moment he was telling my broken soul he was ok .. We cannot and will not forget the impact he made on all of us! 💚 much love from a mother from Nebraska
Jori Pearce left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley, You made an impact on the world. I just wish it was under different circumstances. I pray that your family finds peace and answers. Stay close to your mama and send her some signs that you’re okay. I will keep sending lots of my prayers up for her and your whole family. Fly high. <3
Kim Garcia left a message on March 29, 2024:
I have grieved since hearing first that Riley was missing. My own son was 22. I had sent him to college. He was murdered there. There are no answers except the ones I sought myself, no arrests. I do hope with all my heart you find the truth. My heart hurts for your mother Riley. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family and his friends. I am praying for you all.
Sue Shapiro left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. There are not enough words to express the sadness. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Riley but I can tell from seeing pictures of him that he had light shining through his eyes, from his beautiful soul. God is holding him close. I pray to God that He will help you find peace and comfort during this unimaginably difficult time.
Mandy left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Y'all are in my prayers 💚💚
Shannon walker left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for the family!
Lisa Worthen left a message on March 29, 2024:
My sincere condolences to Riley’s parents “, family and friends. My heart truly aches for you all. My prayers are with you daily. May god be close to you all in your saddest times. I’m so sad and sorry for your loss.
Renee lewellyn left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss..RIP RILEY!!
Kris Brown left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am devastated for the family. I, too , have an only child, a son who will be 22 in July. I have been following Riley’s disappearance since day 1 and praying for a good outcome. Please know how much your son is loved by so many people who have never met him. He is having a great impact all across our country! I am so sorry and you will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time. With Love from Nebraska , Kris
Brianna Matthews left a message on March 29, 2024:
May you rest in peace sweet boy.
Jillian left a message on March 29, 2024:
Im so sorry for what has happened. Riley is turning the world the beautiful color of green. Stay strong, I’m with you guys all the way. With love from Minnesota💚
Kimberly Beaudoin left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Riley, but I will never forget him.
Tonya Berryhill left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley has brought so many people together in a short amount of time. I am sorry you and the world had to lose such a beautiful blessing for this to happen. I am praying for each of you in this difficult time.
Josie left a message on March 29, 2024:
RIP Riley 💚
Josie left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn't know you Riley but you captured my heart and many others with your lovely smile and seeing how much you were loved. Gone too soon RIP Riley you will never be forgotten💚💚💚💚
Katelynn Dawson left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to the Strain family on this difficult day. We are lifting you up in prayer. Riley has touched the lives of many. Love to you all.
Barbara Peavy left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart is broken for you. God bless his loved ones. I'll never forget.
Lesley K Coplen left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest sympathies to the Strain Family. I have followed this story from the very beginning because my son looks just like Riley. My son is 6'9" and 185 lbs with sandy blonde/brown hair and a smile that lights up the room. Riley and my son could have been brothers; they look so much alike. I prayed every day for the safe return of Riley. Now I pray that your faith and Riley's memory gives you the strength to carry on each day. May God Bless You. RIP Riley
Kim Thompson left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Robin McPhee left a message on March 29, 2024:
Justin touched the lives of so many people, and his memory will live on forever, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time ❤️
Brenda J Baird left a message on March 29, 2024:
Heartfelt feelings for your loss.
Julie Beck left a message on March 29, 2024:
From far away in Indiana I light this candle in your honor Riley. Many healing prayers for everyone.
Megan left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your entire family! Sending so much love your family! 🩷
Denise Buckner left a message on March 29, 2024:
I have followed Riley's story and was heartbroken that he was not found alive. My condolences and prayers are with the family and friends and may the sweet memories you shared with Riley be a comfort.
Donna Dieter left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace sweet Riley 💚 Condolences from NY 💚
Jennifer Russell left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jennifer Russell lit a candle
Lauri Kean left a message on March 29, 2024:
I never had the privilege of meeting Riley. But his story caught my momma heart! Prayers for your family during this time. My heart breaks with yours. Love from Rolla Mo
Jennifer Martin left a message on March 29, 2024:
How does a total stranger send condolences to the family for such a tragic loss of someone so young, so destined for greatness, so obviously loved? I too am from Missouri, but a different city. I too am a mom of a 22-year-old son. I too have lost a son, but to cancer. Perhaps this is why I felt connected even in the smallest way to this despite not knowing any of your family personally. We are all connected in some way I suppose. Riley brought that to light. His disappearance and story have captured an entire nation. To us, it was the latest news. To you, your only son. Each day I watched the news for any updates, hoping with my whole heart that the outcome would be different, but as the days went on realizing the agonizing inevitable. The day he was found my heart broke for every one of you. I am not religious. I do however believe in a higher power and that gives me confidence in knowing your son is in a much better place. I know you want him here, laughing, smiling and enjoying life with his family and friends. I am so deeply sorry he is not. I know that grief has many stages, and as you go through them try to allow yourselves time and give yourselves grace despite the media and subsequent investigations surrounding this tragedy. Lean on each other and embrace well-meaning others who reach out. Each day will get a little easier to cope. I hated hearing that when my son passed. Every day seemed like a struggle to get out of bed, find motivation, eat or even breathe knowing my son couldn't anymore- but one day you will be able to speak his name and think of him without tears of sadness but those of fond memories and the countless ways he touched your heart and enriched your lives. My deepest wishes for peace, love, & light always and the answers you seek leading to some form of closure.
Leah left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley you had a beautiful soul i never got to meet you but you seemed so lovely and From what i heard you seemed so sweet and loved by everyone around you rest in peace Riley💚
Diane Leonard left a message on March 29, 2024:
In Loving Memory of Riley Strain - God Bless You Riley for Eternity - My Deepest Sympathies to the Family - Prayers, Hugs and Love to all of you
Tim and Janet Draper left a message on March 29, 2024:
We have lost teen children and know the heartache. I tell them I love them everyday. I have prayed every step of the way with this story Know he is still with you. Tim
Jessica Willis left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest In Peace Riley💚
camellia musall left a message on March 29, 2024:
May your beautiful memories be close to your heart always . Seems like Riley had a special place in this world and happiness all around him. I am from Colorado and do not know Riley but I feel I do since I've been following this story. He touched so many people in so many ways along this journey. We will never forget him and pray he is at peace now along with his family. To the Mom, you were blessed to have him be a part of his happiest times. Your journey was to bring him home and his journey is in the hands of God. May the love of Riley be never forgotten and many prayers to the family. Lots of love and hugs from Colorado and thanks for sharing the beautiful video and the memories. His light will always shine.
Kimberlea Jay left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberlea Jay lit a candle
Kathy left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers to the Family & Friends of Riley Strain.
Catia left a message on March 29, 2024:
Didn’t knew Riley, but after I got to meet his person through the internet, it felt like I knew him forever. My condolences go to his family and friends and to all of the people that got to know him through the internet. May he continue to cheer everyone up the way he knows how. 💚💚
Jen left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Courtney left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you comfort!! FLY HIGH RILEY🙏🏽😇
v. left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, v. lit a candle
Ashley left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending so much love and prayers to Riley’s family.
Danielle Aguilar left a message on March 29, 2024:
I never had the opportunity to meet Riley but like so many others his story has captivated me from the moment the news announced he was missing. There is no question he was loved, and will continue to be loved beyond measure. No one should ever experience this kind of pain or loss, but know his memory and spirit will never fade. Riley captured the hearts of an entire nation, which demonstrates how much light he shines.
Mary Fox left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to Michelle and the entire family in this horrible tragedy. I offer every prayer of peace, healing and loving memories. Riley will forever shine his love and light on this world and your family. May God help to ease your pain as you mourn this senseless loss, and may God give you the strength and courage to carry on Riley's legacy, until the day comes that you are reunited in heavenly peace with your son. All my love.
Dawn left a message on March 29, 2024:
You touched us all far and wide. You will never be forgotten. Sending love all the way from the UK. 💚💚💚
Hunter Lott and parents(from Nashville) left a message on March 29, 2024:
My family and I will forever hold Riley’s memory in our hearts as we continue to pray for healing in this most difficult time while God wraps his loving arms around you and holds you close. This is truly a celebration of life as Riley touched the hearts of so many people. The awareness brought forward by this unfortunate event has saved so many lives. Riley’s death was not in vain. Thinking of you all especially today!
Ann Marie left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am very sorry for your loss. Riley was a cherished member of the family with a bright future ahead of him. He was a beautiful soul. May your memories together give you confront in the days ahead.
Ellen left a message on March 29, 2024:
My continued prayers are with theis family. This has touched me deeply. 🙏
Valerie left a message on March 29, 2024:
I did not know Riley, but his story captivated my heart like it did so many others. It was so easy to see how special and loved Riley was by all who knew him. He had a whole army of people, who never had a chance to meet him, that grew to love him as well. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family. I pray you will surrounded with a peace and comfort to carry you through the coming days.
Heather Carico left a message on March 29, 2024:
My mama heart hurts so bad. I’ve never been more attached to someone I’ve never met. Riley captured my heart…listening to stories about him, I’ve learned that’s just the kind of person he was. I have never had a story affect me like Riley’s. This one has been a hard one for me and on me. Maybe it's because my boy is close to Riley's age. I followed every day. I lost sleep. I cried. I watched your heartbreak. I watched you fight to be strong through your pain. I watched you not give up as you prayed for your son to be found. I prayed you would get your baby back. I am so sorry. So very sorry. I know your loss is unimaginable. I pray daily for your family and all the people who became a part of Riley’s life in this heartbreaking journey. I pray for peace that surpasses all understanding. Riley's mama, I'm so sorry. I will always hug my baby tight and I will always give him an extra squeeze just for you.
Jennifer Rogers left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest In Peace Riley. Sending peace, love and prayers to family and friends of Riley.
Elizabeth Lewis left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Elizabeth Lewis lit a candle
Kathy Day left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley touched so many lives and continues to unite us all with his beautiful spirit 💚🕊
Patty Gurley left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your entire family and all of your friends. I am confident God will bring peace and answers in the months to come. I did not know you personally; however, I am following your case and I know you are in the presence of the Lord.
Steppenwolf left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. May God heal your hearts and minds and bring you comfort and peace through your darkest hours. Sometimes, away from the crowd, in solitude the good memories can bring great blessings.
Reba Loftis left a message on March 29, 2024:
I never met you Riley but you you touched my heart from day one.Rest in peace Riley
Hollie Kribbs left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn't know Riley or his family!! I have been so heartbroken since the minute I seen the first news cast. May god wrap each and everyone of his family members in his arms today! And hug them each a little tighter!!
Mary Widick left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine how you are feeling, outside of crushed. I hope the love and memories you all have with Riley, bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Much love being sent and prayers.
Jennifer Toebe left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart breaks for your family. Sending strength and love as you navigate this unbelievable tragedy. Riley's story has touched so many people and we are all mourning his loss. Rest in peace Riley. Love and hugs from St. Louis, MO.
Amy Doolittle left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. Riley, you touched so many lives, as we all were praying for your safe return! A entire nation mourns you! To your loving family, May God Bless you, comfort you and give you the strength today and every day! Rest In Peace Riley Strain, you will never be forgotten!!
Tammey Smith left a message on March 29, 2024:
This candle is his eternal gift and reminder Riley was a shining star I’m sure
Sandra Marie Miller left a message on March 29, 2024:
God bless Riley's entire family during this time. Know that God will provide answers as I'm sure there are more to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May his memory be eternal! ☦️❤️☦️
Tammey Smith left a message on March 29, 2024:
Even though this amazing family does not know me it’s irrelevant. I followed this heartbreaking story from the beginning and as a mother my heart was shattered . My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go to this young man’s family . So sorry this happened. Treasure your memories 🌹. May god bring comfort this day forward. I will pray everyday for you all .
Tom & Nikki Miller left a message on March 29, 2024:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are shattered and we will continue to keep all of you in our prayers. Sending lots of hugs. Love, Tom & Nikki from St. Petersburg Florida
Lori Lehman left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending you love, comfort and strength. Your sion has touched the lives of many. May you feel the love of others today and always .
Jessica Egerton left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending you love❤️
Denise Bowles left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Denise Bowles lit a candle
Phyllis Norwood left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss
Donna left a message on March 29, 2024:
I did not know Riley but as a mom I want to send my condolences to the whole family.
Joy Guadalupe left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for Mrs. Whiteid and the rest of the family. I will be saying an extra prayer for the family today. Sending love from Georgia.
Suzanne Pope Whitehead left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry ...I really thought he was going to make it back home to his parents..rest in peace.
Nathan N left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley.
Jennifer Howell left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley, many people from all over have come together to remember you and how you were special to so many. I give my heartfelt love and condolences to your family and friends. May you rest in peace and know you will never be forgotten. Een to those who didn't know you personally, I have been along on this devastating journey. May your family lean on those as they grieve. Much love!
Jackie Pieron left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley. Fly high and know this world mourns your loss. Stay in faith Mom and Dads. Praying for you all with a broken heart.
Wes Carr left a message on March 29, 2024:
I did not know the young man however, I followed closely with the story and prayed. May God bring you peace during this time. Prayers from Seymour, TN
Connie left a message on March 29, 2024:
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Christal Sciacca left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley you touched the hearts of many far and wide. may you Fly high .
Ellen Russell left a message on March 29, 2024:
We followed every update, every piece of news, hoping for the very best and prayed so very much for Riley. He was America’s son and so cared for, believe that! Prayers and love to you mom and dads and you’ll see Riley in Heaven… Promise❤️
Cher Venzor left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley Strain you touched my heart young man. I will pray for your loving family and friends You will not be forgotten ❤️
Wrigley Carlile left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Riley has so many people far and wide. He was a beautiful soul taken far too early. He will forever be 22 and always be in the hearts of those he has touched. May God Bless you, comfort you and give your u the strength today and every day as you navigate through this devastating loss. Fly high and Rest In Peace Riley Ray Strain.🥲💔🙏🏻💚🙏🏻
Kristin Conrad left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley you have touched the hearts of so many. Fly high sweet guy!
PRINCESS NEWBOLD left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sorry for the loss of your handsome son may he rest in peace much love to him and the family. ♥️
Brooklyn left a message on March 29, 2024:
May you rest in peace, and light be shine upon this tragedy. You will be missed 🕊️🕊️
Marilyn Warner left a message on March 29, 2024:
Keeping your family in my thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time. May God's love wrap all of you in warmth, knowing that Riley is in heaven, watching over all of you. And may the memories provide comfort knowing that he will always be with you in spirit. God Bless! ✝️🙏🌠
PRINCESS NEWBOLD left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am sorry for the loss of your handsome son may he rest in peace. God bless him and the family much love to you guys 😢💔
Katherine left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sorry for your loss
Kimberly W left a message on March 29, 2024:
No mama deserves to endure what Riley’s mom has had to and continues to. I have a 24 year old son and can’t even begin to imagine. Riley touched thousands of people in such a short time. I pray for the answers we seek. God always knows 💚💚 Fly high Riley.
Violetta Markus left a message on March 29, 2024:
I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you are feeling.I am praying for your peace and comfort. R.I P. RiLEY.
Grace Schuettenberg left a message on March 29, 2024:
I have never kept up on a story until now. I have waited and looked all day everyday for updates. I’m so sorry about the outcome. My condolences go to family and friends. It’s not easy losing a loved one. Take each day at a time.
Amy O'Brien left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences on the untimely loss of your son and cherished family member.
Jen Pridemore left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am a Mizzou mom and didn’t know Riley, but he truly captured my heart. I followed the story insanely daily always praying for a good outcome. I am thinking of Riley today and sending all my love and prayers to thee family.
Peggy Martin left a message on March 29, 2024:
My prayers go out to Riley’s family during these difficult days. So many prayers for his beautiful family who lost their handsome son needlessly way too soon. May God bless your family.
Julie Nunley left a message on March 29, 2024:
May God give your family the peace and comfort that only He can provide. Your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. Clearly Riley touched so many lives and was a fine, young man. Now Riley is one of God’s angels.
Tameka Stout left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to you all. I pray that God will give you strength and peace🙏🏽
Tamara Boggess left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the family and all who loved Riley. May your hearts find peace
The May Family left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our deepest condolences are sent to you from Missouri. We prayed so diligently that you would be found safe. We were heartbroken at the outcome. We are comforted that your family could bring you back home. We hope they find who did this to you. #JusticeForRiley 💚😇💚
Shari Lawson left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending lots of Love's & prayers to Rileys family. From bountiful Utah 🥰😇🥰😇🥰😇🥰😇🥰😇🥰😇🥰😇
Kate left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in Peace.
Kristi from Sweden left a message on March 29, 2024:
For thought you’re gone, your legacy lives, in the love and light that it gives. You are shining bright through all our skies. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family and pray that God will comfort you. Dear Riley, rest in peace and fly with the angels.. 💚🕊
Ashley left a message on March 29, 2024:
💚 Rest in peace Riley 💚 From NI
Larry and Kim Stegall left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers to Mama, Daddy,Stepdaddy all the family and friends. Riley became a lot of our Godsons, brother, and friend through the 14 days he was missing. I wish I knew healing words to say but I don't. All I can offer is the Lord Jesus is by your side 24/7 when you think you can't go on. He will lift you up and get you through the hardest days to come. I pray the truth comes out of what happened to Sweet Riley. Sending Love and Prayers, Larry and Kim Stegall
Krissan McDrummond left a message on March 29, 2024:
Your family is in my daily prayers.
Mary Bilodeau left a message on March 29, 2024:
I know the depth of your pain, as I lost my son at age 31. From day one of Rileys disappearance, I prayed for his safe return. My heart goes out to his mother, especially, and to all his family. You have a long, healing journey ahead and I continue in prayer for each of you. Riley is in the hands of our loving Savior, and one day, you will be reunited with him. Prayers that you feel God's love holding you until that day. ❤️
Kelsey left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kelsey lit a candle
Angela left a message on March 29, 2024:
My sincere condolences to your family. Riley seemed like an exceptional young man and touched the heart of so many people. My heart breaks for his mom and his family. Continued prayers for today and the days and weeks to come. RIP Riley, fly high sweet boy. You will never be forgotten 💚
Nadine Tosh left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley. You have touched the world
Amy Glisczinski left a message on March 29, 2024:
My family will be praying today and the days going forward. Sending love to the family.
Joe & Amy Glisczinski left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for the Family today and all of the days!
CATHY MCMULLEN left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, CATHY MCMULLEN lit a candle
Angel Rice left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences. May you rest in peace. 🙏
Cheryl Maddox left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending you all continued love and prayers during this difficult time and in the days that follow. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
Sabrina Stovall left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences to all of Riley’s family and friends from Georgia!
Melony left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn’t know you , but after all this I feel like I do ! Forever 22! Fly high Riley. You touched so many people in such a short time . 🩵
Lindsey left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am forever sending all my love and condolences to Riley Strains Family. I give Riley’s Family the strength & comfort to be able to lay their sweet boy to rest!! Riley was known all around the world within days and his name will forever stay alive❤️ R.I.P. Riley Strain ❤️
Wendi left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sweet Riley, you were the young man with the golden aura that we all wish our sons to be and our daughters to meet. No doubt you were destined for greatness but rest assured you have left a legacy. I hope through your ordeal you could feel the loving arms of a nation of mommas. I hope it gave you comfort. May we all have the grace with which your family has had throught this time. Rest in peace knowing the truth will be known. 💔
Brenda Morgan left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss
Ashley Mack left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for the entire family. No words can even describe the pain. Fly High Riley 🕊️ Tuscaloosa, Al.
Arlene Fedgo left a message on March 29, 2024:
As a mom with a 25 year old son, who recently graduated from college, my heart and prayers go out to you for the loss of your child. We try so hard to keep our babies safe and there is only so much we can do. Please understand there are so many people praying for your son and your family today
Mara Baldomino left a message on March 29, 2024:
I had the blessing of hearing Riley's story in a Spirit Box Session on YouTube. Feeling his Ancient Spirit was amazing. His Spirit Box session was the strongest I've experienced so far. He answered the questions asked and gave information, told us where his body was. He reassured us that he would be found. The love and intent for God, along with his and all of our positive energy was a blessing. He was found a couple of days later just as he said, and returned to his loved ones. Know that he is continuing his life, and is now of great assistance in the Spirit realm. He will always be with all his loved ones. He is an angel. Much love Blessed be all Mara. baldomino
Billy left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high riley you touched many life's bro we all love you man I pray you're family gets the truth what really happened
Julie Woodsides left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Julie Woodsides lit a candle
Don left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so, so sorry. Riley MUST be special...he captured so many hearts. I truly feel for your family. Know that he would want every one of you to just love him, and be strong. And treasure his memory. "They say, We only die twice in this life. Once when when we leave our bodies, and again, when people quit mentioning our names." I promise, I will NEVER forget the story of Riley Strain.
Keirra Allinder left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain
Raquel Lopez left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to Riley’s entire family. 🤍 May God guide you all with so much love and strength. Riley may you continue to be a beautiful soul in heaven as you were here on earth. May God rest your soul sweet boy.
Laurie Komlanc left a message on March 29, 2024:
The world has come to love you and grieves for you all. Rest in Heaven Riley 💚
katie left a message on March 29, 2024:
fly high sweet boy💚
Peggy Ferrell left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending Heartfelt Condolences to The family Especially Mom. My Hearts breaks for you. I prayed so hard for him to be found alive. Such A very Sad ending. Hugs from Connecticut 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️
Hollye Martins left a message on March 29, 2024:
This young man captured our hearts. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue. I’m sure Riley is smiling down from Heaven at all the love he has been shown. Many hugs and prayers from Huntsville, AL. 💚🙏
Vicki Thomas left a message on March 29, 2024:
God Bless the parents and loved ones of Riley. May God give you comfort and peace during this sad time. Much love and prayers going out for you all. R.I.P Riley.
Robyn Norwood-Lee left a message on March 29, 2024:
To Riley's family, There are no words to describe how sorry I am, having to extend condolences for your beloved Riley. My thoughts and prayers remain with you all during this very difficult time. May God comfort you like ONLY He can. 🙏❤️
Cortney left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Cortney lit a candle
Judy Wozniak left a message on March 29, 2024:
May the arms of Jesus wrap around you tightly. May you lean into His everlasting arms during this great, great hardship. What a beautiful young man. A gift to the world. I hope Riley’s precious parents, especially his mother know that the world knows how special your boy is.
Joya Potter left a message on March 29, 2024:
Such a tragedy. My condolences to his family. RIP young man. Life is so unfair and you didn't deserve this. This touched many.....
eva g left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for your family through this difficult time💚
Amy left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our prayers are with your family and friends.
Jessica Scott left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for comfort and healing from Knoxville, TN. One of many boy moms who share your heartbreak. Riley will be with all of you always!
Melanie Greene left a message on March 29, 2024:
“Where there is great grief there is great love.” My heart and prayers have been with you and your family and friends since Riley went missing. May God continue to keep you during this time of deep sorrow and loss. I pray that answers will come in the days ahead and that God will bring you peace as only he can. Love and prayers are with during this time and in the days ahead, Melanie Greene and Family Starkville, MS
Tracy Rocke Lewis left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers surrounding the family ..
Judy Hamilton left a message on March 29, 2024:
My heart goes out to both parents. I’ve prayed everyday for a different outcome. But he is happy now to be with his Father in Heaven. Riley made a huge impact on the entire world! My deepest condolences 💚💚💚
Kristen Gregor left a message on March 29, 2024:
I pray for peace and comfort to Riley’s family and friends. I pray that they will only have beautiful memories of him. May he look over his family now and let them feel his daily joyful presence. 🙏🏼🤗
Tanya McClafferty left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like he is now a part of my life forever being that I was in Nashville when this happened. All my thoughts are with you through this difficult time.
Ruth Jacobo left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my thoughts and prayers ,I never met Riley but upon seeing the news of his disappearance a load of sadness overcame me since I’m a mother of three, sorry for your loss, I believe that there will be a Ressurection of our loved ones in the future as was promised by Jesus when he was here on earth, Revelation 21:3,4, Riley is now sleeping in death, but you will see him again. Again. Sorry for your loss.
Megan b left a message on March 29, 2024:
Praying for you and your family!
Scott McAtee left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Scott McAtee lit a candle
Vila Harrison left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley and I know your pets will miss you too. I'm from Boone, Iowa. Happy Easter everyone there because God chose Easter to take my mother to Heaven unexpectedly also.
Scott McAtee left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am deeply sorry and sending you all my deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss of Riley because I have a brother that lives in Nashville, Tennessee and knows of the river that he had lost his life in. I am from Oxnard, California Ventura county and I have been praying for you all that this would be over with a happy recovery and return to you alive. You will always have my support and prayers for him as god is watching over you now each day. With my holy prayers, Scott I. Mcatee
Shannon Denbow left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shannon Denbow lit a candle
Rod & Suzette Douglas left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rod & Suzette Douglas lit a candle
AC left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley, what a superstar you were! Talented and smart, kind and polite. I only know this from learning about you through your family in the news. I did not know you in life, would've never crossed paths with you up here in Canada. But I see you through your family's eyes, through your Mama's heart, through the words of those who've known you. Fly high with the angels Riley, for you are one of them now and will forever be your family's guardian angel until they join you. What an impact you have left on the earth! We should all try to be more like you in this life.
Chad Marcel left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to Riley’s family and friends. And special prayers and love to Riley, who has touched the hearts of many people who never even met him and who I am sure is smiling down at us now with the Angels in Heaven 🙏💚
Mary Klaus left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley, I have never met you, but I feel like you have been in my life forever. There is never a clear answer on why our Father calls us home, but he must have needed you. Go fly high on that mountain and watch over your mama, she is a bit listing without you. Rest in the arms of the angels Riley. Gone way to soon.🕯💚🙏🏼
J Layne left a message on March 29, 2024:
My prayers go out to his family for peace and comfort! May God give you the answers you deserve for healing.
Kim Kelsall left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Denise K Kinder left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Denise K Kinder lit a candle
Brittany Gibson left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I pray that the Lord provides peace during this difficult time. Rest in peace Riley! 💚
London left a message on March 29, 2024:
my thoughts and prayers are with the Strain family during this difficult time💚
Sheila left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet son. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jenny Turner left a message on March 29, 2024:
God's child, fly high, you are loved by so many ❤️
Vickie Hendrick left a message on March 29, 2024:
I know you are bombarded with emails, texts, and calls. My name is Vickie I’m from Gallatin, Tennessee. I have a 26 year old son that graduated college in 2020. He went to Vanderbilt. Not a day went by I didn’t speak with him, and worry about him. The bond between a mother & son is so special. I have prayed for Riley & your family. I’m sitting in tears right now. I have prayed he was ok, found, unharmed when found, and just alive! I had a feeling from the beginning something happened to him!! It makes me sick to think someone laid hands on him. News today try to paint everything like it’s all ok. It’s not ok any more. Evil is in our country. It’s in Nashville. I’m 65 years old & I use to go to Nashville & we had a good time just going to festivals, and concerts. It’s changed. The world has changed. I wish I could go back in time & rewrite history. Because I would do it right now for you. I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine how you feel. My baby brother overdosed in 2020 on fentanyl. My mom lives with us. She cries almost daily. So I can understand the pain your family is enduring! I won’t linger on this. Just know this Tennessee mom is praying for you! I am a retired nurse, and one thing I never said to a family was their family member was in a better place! The best place is safe by your side. I know this however by reading his obituary, he was special & sweet. I do know this however, God took this sweet boy by the hand & he’s holding him tight & will care for him just like his mom did until she can do again one day!🥲. God Bless You! Praying for strength & comfort that only The Lord can provide!
Jackie Pieron left a message on March 29, 2024:
This story has captured my heart. As the mom of a 22-year-old son that attends Mizzou, this has kept me awake a lot of nights. God please be with you and your family. So many unanswered questions. Like why was his wallet missing but his bank card was found? Where did he last use the card that was found on the riverbank? Praying for justice because I don’t think this was a drowning in peace Riley you were special
Lisa Murray left a message on March 29, 2024:
My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Riley. My heart is broken for you. Psalm 34:18 - “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those whose spirits are crushed.” 🙏
Kim left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kim lit a candle
Dawn Nimtz left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m sending my sincere condolences to Riley’s family and friends. I did not know Riley but I prayed every day when the story came out that he was missing, hoping that he’d be found safe. My heart broke when we heard otherwise. I watched the video and saw how much his family loved him! Though we don’t understand, God called him home for a reason. Please know that Riley has forever touched my heart and I hope to meet him someday in Heaven alongside our Lord and Savior. God bless you all.
Pam Lenning left a message on March 29, 2024:
To all of Rileys family I'm so sorry for your loss! I can't imagine the pain in your hearts💔! Riley you will never be forgotten!💚💚💚💚💚💚
DJ left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, DJ lit a candle
Paula Saint left a message on March 29, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss, I have been keeping up this the day that happened ll pray that they would find RILEY to yall some closer. I had a son to pass away last January, I know what your family is going through. MAY GOD BLESS YOU TOMORROW,. I'M FROM ALABAMA
Renee Finn left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am from Kentucky and have praying for you all from the 1st day of hearing your Baby was missing. Prayers for peace and comfort and the answers you deserve to know.
Kathy Cooper left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my condolences to all who loved Riley and fell in love with him in a span of two weeks. A captivating young man, a gentle giant. A beautiful video. He will never be forgotten and hopefully Nashville can and should do better. Kathy-mom of two 6'6" boys, Sr at college, Finance major, fraternity-going to Nashville for formal next weekend, ugh.
Samantha Tiberino left a message on March 29, 2024:
Your story reached so many, you seemed like such a sweet young man! Rest Easy, Riley
Lisa Krueger left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley touched so many lives. His vibrant smile can light up a room. He will be deeply missed. LK
Shana left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shana lit a candle
Jen left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high, Riley.
AnnaRenee left a message on March 29, 2024:
Your memory will never be forgotten by your family, friends and everyone whose lives you touched.
Karen Tomlinson left a message on March 29, 2024:
God Bless Riley and your entire family. I pray God will give you strength. I know he will be dearly missed. His spirit will be with you and will never leave you.
Brittany Horton left a message on March 29, 2024:
💚Lighting up the world💚 Sending love and prayers for Riley’s family
Jody Bowling left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for Riley's family.
Haleigh Harvey left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to your family. I pray for comfort for each and every one of you.
Pamela Spieler left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending our deepest condolences from Florida 🙏 RIP sweet Riley. May God comfort his family and friends. Fly high Angel.
Jenn Losco left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to Rileys family and friends
Sheila Herrick left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so sorry for the loss of Riley, may he RIP as he looks down and comforts his friends and family.
Nereida Howe left a message on March 29, 2024:
Riley, we never met but my family and I were in Nashville on vacation when this unfortunate tragedy occurred. We are keeping you and your family in prayer. Fly high on Angel wings.
Kathleen Valimont left a message on March 29, 2024:
R.I.P. Riley 💚
Kathleen Valimont left a message on March 29, 2024:
You have touched so many lives! May you rest in peace young man! 💚 Sending my condolences to all of Riley’s loved ones! 💚 May your hurting hearts feel peace within. Kathleen -Pennsylvania
Valorie Vickery left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending prayers to the parents and entire family & friends. Much love to you all for the days and years to come.
Jen left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jen lit a candle
Joy left a message on March 29, 2024:
Fly high and rest easy sweat soul.
Dunihue family left a message on March 29, 2024:
You have touched so many life's we all love you dearly 💕 hugs to your family from all of us in Florida ❤️❤️
Mya Patricia left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest Peacefully Riley💚
Kelli Roth left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Especially Riley’s mom. I did not know Riley, but I followed the situation praying that God would bring him home. I am also the mother of a 23 year old boy away at school in another state, who’s my entire world. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I’m so sorry. I’ve told my son to please stick together, be mindful of your surroundings. Life can be so unfair, but I know Riley is the brightest star shining down on you all. Prayers and hugs. From Michigan
Brenda Ryan left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to Rileys family and friends! Rest High in Heaven Riley!
Anne price left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Anne price lit a candle
Michelle Z. from Ohio left a message on March 29, 2024:
I prayed fiercely for you, Riley. I wanted a different outcome for you, your family, and friends. My heart is broke for all. May you rest in peace. Continued prayers for your family during this time. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Emily Gillespie left a message on March 29, 2024:
🙏✨️💚✨️🙏
Ian Milby left a message on March 29, 2024:
Lots of love and condolences to the strain family
Rachel left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am heartbroken for how things turned out but am praying for your family and loved ones during this time. Riley sounded like a wonderful person and I’m sure he is resting peacefully and watching over you all. Sending all the love
Van and Theresa White left a message on March 29, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to the entire family from Murfreesboro, TN. We have followed this story and continue to do so and are heartbroken for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead...and may God bless your family!
Leslie left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord provides peace during this difficult time. RIP Riley.
Daryl in Georgia left a message on March 29, 2024:
"Go rest high on that mountain Son your work on Earth is done Go to heaven a shoutin Love for the Father and the Son" May the family and friends of Riley know there are thousands upon thousands of us that didn't know him,but followed the tragedy with hope that the outcome would be different. May you all know Riley is no more scared and looking for his way home,for he is home now. God bless you all and may HE wrap his arms around you as HE has Riley Peace be still.
Jenique Jacobs left a message on March 29, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley. I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you everyday.
Julie Davis left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so sorry your family is going through this! We all wish things could have turned out differently. If there’s anything we could do to change the outcome we would. You deserved better, Riley! So Many hugs and prayers to all of you that loved Riley!
Cindy Rozell left a message on March 29, 2024:
I live in Pittsburgh pa and have been following this case. Very sad. Condolences to the riley strain family. Cindy rozell.
Anthony Vincy left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Anthony Vincy lit a candle
Amber left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss. RIP Riley
The Ramsey family left a message on March 29, 2024:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers from Mississippi.
Watseka Walraven left a message on March 29, 2024:
My Heart And Prayers Are With Riley And His Family. Fly High, Riley. 🙏🙏😇
Pamela Dyer left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didnt personally known Riley but followed his story and was so sad to hear of his passing. My deepest condolances to his family and friends. As a mother, I cannot imagine the heartbreak. I pray for you all and hope you find some comfort. Love each other and hug one another.
Mary Camp left a message on March 29, 2024:
I send my condolences to the Strain family. I can’t imagine the pain y’all feel. I pray that yall find the light in the mist of all the darkness. I pray yall find the strength to keep pushing through each day. I will never forget about Riley. Thank you for sharing those sweet memories of him and letting us in on who he was. Riley - I didn’t know you personally but you seemed like such a sweet, motivated, selfless human being who deserved anything good that came your way. You had a such a bright future ahead of you. I am so sorry Riley. I am sorry this is the way the world is learning about you. Rest in Peace💚
Linda Schulz Pittsburg, KS left a message on March 29, 2024:
So sorry for your loss 💚 Didn’t know Riley but seems like he was a wonderful person. Watched from day one as a grandmother/mother of a 22 yr old I feel your pain, parents aren’t supposed to bury their children. Was hoping for a different outcome! Fly high Riley! 💚 Special hugs to Mama bear!
Holly left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Holly lit a candle
Dawn Passivo left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so so sorry for your loss ❤️ I hope you get closure ❤ I Cant even imagine what you are going❤ My thoughts and prayers are with your family all the way from Philly ❤ Thinking of you all❤
Tanya Jones left a message on March 29, 2024:
I never met Riley, but from everything I’ve heard about him, Riley seems like a wonderful, charismatic young man. Very close to his momma. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking you and your family tomorrow. I will also be wearing my green for Riley💚💚💚
Paula left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am heartbroken for the outcome of this whole thing. I prayed that Riley would be found. I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful young man. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 and sympathy for the family and friends ( and dogs) fly high Riley you are Gods angel now. 💔
Crystal left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers from Missouri
Nikki left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Nikki lit a candle
Tonya Dukes left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tonya Dukes lit a candle
The Cline Family from Kentucky left a message on March 29, 2024:
Love and prayers to all of Rileys family qnd friends May all of you be comforted now and forever ♥
Prayers from Indiana left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Prayers from Indiana lit a candle
Melissa Stanton left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God wrap his arms around you all to comfort you ❤️. RIP sweet angel Riley.
Debra Bryant left a message on March 29, 2024:
You’re in my thoughts and prayers every day. As a mom of two young men myself this has touched me deeply. May the Lord give you strength, courage and healing.
Leah left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Leah lit a candle
Amiyah left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Amiyah lit a candle
Kim left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn’t get the pleasure of meeting your son, however by his wonderful smile I can tell he had such a sweet soul. My prayers of comfort are with you and your family today as you go through one of the hardest days of your life. May God bless. 💚
Janice W Gardner left a message on March 29, 2024:
Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy to all. Continued prayers.
Janice gilley left a message on March 29, 2024:
Prayers for all the family and friends, may god give you all comfort.
Heather Gallier-Thompson left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Heather Gallier-Thompson lit a candle
Heather Gallier-Thompson left a message on March 29, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers are with Rileys soul. As a mother, this story touched my heart. I pray that all who knew and loved him find some comfort.
Reverend Joseph Kinder left a message on March 29, 2024:
As a minister my prayers go out to your family.
SHARON J PETERS left a message on March 29, 2024:
I didn't know Riley, but his story broke my heart. I have a son his age. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate each day with all the good memories of him. May God continue to watch over you and keep your hearts with comfort and peace.
Michele Powers left a message on March 29, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michele Powers lit a candle
sheila chipman left a message on March 29, 2024:
Although I never met Riley my heart goes out to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he will be missed. He sounds like a wonderful young man with a big heart with such a bright future. I pray you find comfort and peace. May God bless you during the days and months ahead.
Tracy Gebauer left a message on March 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences & Prayers for you all
Pamela Cook left a message on March 29, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Lifting you up in prayer. May God give you strength and peace during this tragic time.
Veraleu left a message on March 29, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
Elizabeth Osonitsch left a message on March 29, 2024:
My condolences to the Strain family. In the midst of the terrible loss, my family and I send our love from Georgia. May Riley live in your hearts forever. He will be missed by many. God Bless 💚
Sonya Ogiego left a message on March 29, 2024:
So very very sorry for your loss. I followed Riley’s story on Social Media. Sending lots of prayers your way. 🙏🙏🙏
Hunter Morris left a message on March 29, 2024:
I first met you back in 5th grade, you came up to me and began conversation. That moment meant the world to me. We grew up together, having gone to white water, Chiefs game, even to your lake house, it was awesome! I’ll always remember the good times you gave me, even if we grew apart towards the end I want you to know I never forgot you, and never will. Thanks for all the great memories we shared and for the autorap battles we had way back when. I’m sorry for the way it ended, I followed along from the moment you went missing. You hadn’t changed one bit. Rest in Peace, old friend.
Lynda Montesi left a message on March 29, 2024:
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm34:18 My deepest condolences ...
Todd & Trisha Monroe left a message on March 29, 2024:
Your family has been in our prayers. We're so sorry for your loss.
Shanna left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in paradise precious boy!
Logan Klafehn left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Logan Klafehn lit a candle
Monica Williams left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss 💚 Prayers n Love sent from my heart to all those who knew him. God bless his family n May God give his family peace n comfort in your time of need 💚
Linda Tracy left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolence to the family
Wanda Palmer left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my condolences to Riley’s family may you rest in peace, young man God bless
Lori Rioux left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so terribly sorry for your loss.
Myrna Tessitore left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry to hear about Rylie! Even though we don't him & his Family, My Husband & I watched all the news about him! Prayers for his Parents & Family! May God give you strength!🌹🙏🌹
Crabtree Family left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for the family
Amanda Turpin left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so sorry for the loss of Riley. I, like thousands upon thousands, have prayed for him and you. Our hearts break. There is something so special about him, that he captured the love of so many strangers. He will be waiting in glory for you. God bless you all.
Carmine Bruni left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the family of Riley Strain. I am deeply heartbroken on your loss, may he find peace in Heaven and fly high amongst the Angels. God had a greater plan for this lovely boy, God bless!!!!
Pam Blackwell left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley personally but, he was a good person. & so tragic as, he had his whole life ahead of him! Prayers go out to all of his family & may the Lord comfort you all & you will have wonderful memories that will last forever!! He will be remembered forever & loved always!!
Ashley left a message on March 28, 2024:
For Riley. God bless you & your family. 💚 you are an angel up above now. I didn’t know you but seems like the sweetest person ever. Your light will shine.
Becky Nelms (Nashville, TN) left a message on March 28, 2024:
Like so many others, I did not know Riley, but from the moment I saw that sweet and pure face of his, I started praying for him and his family. This child has had a huge impact on my heart and now my heart breaks for his family. I know where Riley is and I know he is wrapped in loving arms, my prayer is that God wraps you in his arms and gives you strength during this tragic time. Be strong for Riley....
Teresa Robinson left a message on March 28, 2024:
Just want to send my condolences to the family and friends may God be with you all surrounding you 's with his loving arms give you's all comfort each day as you get through this tragedy losing a love one. Prayers and Love and Hugs.
Victoria left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Victoria lit a candle
Julie Brown left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for all his family and friends.
Brynna Reed left a message on March 28, 2024:
As a college student, I send hugs and prayers.
Zehra Ali left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find the patience and strength to fight for justice. And i pray his soul is in a better place watching over you 🤍🤍🤍🤍
Chasity Roser left a message on March 28, 2024:
Dear Parents of Riley and family. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that you all stick together and help each other heal over Riley. The next several months and years will be hard and will never be the same. I believe you will do great things in honor of Riley and I believe that he will be watching over you. May god protect you during this time and for months and years to come.
Amber Kenyon left a message on March 28, 2024:
I followed this story all the way from Arizona. I have been praying for your family since the first day he was missing. Prayers to the family! Mom, I have no words, I cannot imagine your pain. Godspeed Riley
Keisha Johnson left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and strength for the family.
Lucille Davis left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences to the family, sending prayers for peace and comfort.
Stephanie left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Stephanie lit a candle
Kimberly left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberly lit a candle
Sherry Gatlin left a message on March 28, 2024:
My name is Sherry from Texas. I never knew Riley but have been keeping up with his story daily. My heart hurts deeply for the family. I spend every day in prayer for all of you. The truth is going to come out. Riley is in heaven and his spirit is with you. He is an Angel now with big wings and will guide you into the truth. I will continue to pray for your healing as you move forward. God bless you all.
Macy Ray left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Macy Ray lit a candle
Macy left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley’s passing has proved his impact on and love for all who surrounded him. I pray that his friends and family find comfort in this fact. Sending love and prayers.
Tammy left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP Riley
Tina Newcom left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying for your family. So sorry for your loss!
Misian Stewart left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences to Riley family and loved ones. Praying God will give you peace throughout your grief . John 16:22 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
Brittany Adams left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Brittany Adams lit a candle
Courtney Clark left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers with this family.
Shirley left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know Riley personally but have followed his story painfully. Prayers for his family and friends for strength to deal with this tragedy. RIP Riley and am sure he will be missed by people who knew him and those who did not personally know him.
Courtney Goslinowski left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending your whole family lots of hugs and prayers. Rest in paradise sweet Riley. Watch over you family, especially your Mama! Much love to you all, from Wisconsin
Ray oldermen left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry that you lost him. Will be so missed
Wendy left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest In Peace
Cindy left a message on March 28, 2024:
We have been following this story since the beginning. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. Prayers of comfort and strength during this difficult time ❤️🙏
Andrea left a message on March 28, 2024:
We have been following Riley's story from Canada and there is really no way to express our sorrow. All we can say is we are very sorry for your loss and for your grief. We hope you find the light and strength to cope with the pain of loosing Riley.
Becca martin left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so 💔& 🥹! 🙏🙏🙏 for Riley’s mom, dad, stepdad, all his family & friends! Riley we will never forget you! Loved you from 1st video I watched! Love and 🙏🙏🙏 to all of you who are left behind. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Clare left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know Riley, but my daughter also went to Mizzou. You must have been so proud of his accomplishments. It makes my heart hurt & I pray there is healing for your family.
Kristen left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kristen lit a candle
Hannah Leshae left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn’t personally know Riley, but i have been following his story with lots of prayers since seeing it. I was touched by his story, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I wanted to share that just from the pictures, videos and memories i have seen shared by Riley’s friends and family, i can tell he was a light and just the most pure soul. I will continue to pray for the family and friends of this sweet boy, rest easy Riley, we love you. 💚
Cheryl left a message on March 28, 2024:
Peace be with you.
Susan left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying for your family during this difficult time
LeeAnn Evans left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley but have been following his story. My thoughts and prayers go out to Riley’s family.
Becky Meyer left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley- taken too soon- rest in peace. Michelle- prayers are with you and your family as you process this tragedy.
Rick (Milwaukee WI) left a message on March 28, 2024:
I never met Riley but you could not help but love him. HIs sincerity and love has touched so many people that he never new personally. He would have been somebody I would liked to have called a friend. May you rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends in this sad time.
Pamela Goncalves (Rhode Island) left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to the family
JOANNA & MACY RICHTER left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our deepest condolences to your family. My mama heart is broken for you. We followed your journey from day one and have prayed for you over and over. May God help you find peace in this most difficult time. Know that Riley's light and legacy will live on. Rest in peace, Riley. This Mizzou family will never forget you...
Tiffany Richardson left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP Riley! This tragedy touched my heart all the way here in North Carolina. Prayers to the family.
Debbie (Nashville, TN) left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn't know Riley but followed the story and prayed since the minute it hit the news here in Nashville. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad time. I wish he rests in peace and pray that his family will be alright in light of this tragedy.
Reno left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP RILEY WE LOVE YOU DEARLY. THAT GREEN LIGHT WILL ALWAYS SHINE IN MY FRONT YARD FOR YOU.
DJ left a message on March 28, 2024:
Holding Riley and his family close at heart and deep in prayer at this most difficult time. 💚
Teresa L Young left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son, A Child of God. I can’t imagine the heartbreak you are feeling right now. May God continue to guide you during this difficult time. All of us will continue to pray for your family. Stay strong. Again, this is so sad.
Deborah left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP Riley. May you never be forgotten. Nashville has adopted you and we are hurting with everyone that knew you. Rest easy.
Lynn Buono left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lynn Buono lit a candle
Lisa DiCocco left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP! Riley 🙏🏼
Melissa Brown left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Melissa Brown lit a candle
Jessica left a message on March 28, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers have been with you all along and will continue to be! May God bring all of those who loved Riley peace and comfort in the days and years ahead. I am happy you were able to bring him home. May he rest in peace! Sending love and prayers from Tennessee!
Dawn left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences to all of Riley‘s family and friends. What a heartbreaking situation. He seemed like such a lovely individual. Sending love to all. I see he and I share the same birthdate. January 2nd. Only I was born in 1969 Continued prayers to everyone.
JIm left a message on March 28, 2024:
I know what you are experiencing, having lost a child myself. The waves of grief batter those left behind continually with only a brief respite in between. Those waves will eventually become less frequent, but when they do come, they will be as high as ever. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Megan & Caitlin left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our deepest condolences goes out to the family and friends of Riley. Even though we did not know Riley personally, my daughter and I are saddened by his death. We will continue praying for his family and friends, that they may take comfort and peace knowing that Riley is with our Lord. May he rest in peace.
Chrisanthy left a message on March 28, 2024:
God Bless you may your memory be eternal my heart is broken for your family especially your mom! God Bless! I did not know you personally, but just looking at your picture you were a beautiful, human being, showing deep in your heart a lot of empathy, caring, happy young man a sprcial humble person. I
Rhonda left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rhonda lit a candle
Bre left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest easy your family deserves the world right now I hope everyone holding up and god has you in his arms Riley let your light shine bubba🕊️🕊️
Robert and LeighAnn Fohrd (Hartsville, TN) left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Robert and LeighAnn Fohrd (Hartsville, TN) lit a candle
Isabella Davis left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am sending you much peace and love Riley. Rest in paradise and love sweet boy. I will be praying for you and your family.
Cathy and Tim left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our heartfelt condolences to Riley's family. I followed this from the very beginning and was so very sad of this horrible outcome. God Bless Riley's family. Cathy and Tim from Hamilton, New Jersey.
Yazmin Guzman left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley🕊️💚
Rhonda Morris left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rhonda Morris lit a candle
Shelby left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers with you all during this time and always.. 💚🙏
Carolyn Regan left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest sympathy for friends and family
Tonya Dorough left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tonya Dorough lit a candle
Breanna Young left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart is with the family 🤍
Briana laniewski left a message on March 28, 2024:
Was following this case for the longest, may he rest in peace such a beautiful soul
Amanda 💚 left a message on March 28, 2024:
I, like many others, followed Riley's story and prayed with all my might that strength was with him and his family during all of this. I am so deeply sorry for his loss, from the interviews his parents gave to reading his obituary, Riley has so much love surrounding him and although his future was cut incredibly short, I hope his outlook on life and the love he had for those around will carry on through the lives he touched worldwide. My love goes out to his family, you all remain in my prayers 💚
Sandy League left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences are with the entire family. My heart is with this sweet family. We watched and prayed for Riley every day. May God comfort you.❤️🌹🙏🏻
Brenda left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Brenda lit a candle
Natasha left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to Riley’s family. May you receive all the strength to get through this difficult time.
Melody Goodman left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the family of Riley. May peace and comfort be given to you all.
Sarah Bazzell left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to you all. I did not know Riley but my mom heart breaks with yours. I have been praying for your family everyday since. I just hope you are forever surrounded by love and support and the beautiful memories of your beautiful boy.
Jamie left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jamie lit a candle
Diana left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for Riley and your family have been said ever since he was reporte missing. I didn't know him personally, but have followed his story, and am devastated for the family and friends of Riley. Our oldest is 22 and has many similarities to Riley, right down to visiting Nashville with his friends over Spring Break. My heart absolutely aches for you all. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand. Sincerely, Diana
Diana left a message on March 28, 2024:
May the Lord Jesus lead you home Riley, RIP
Jennifer Childress left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn't know Riley, but as a mother my heart goes out to Riley's family, especially his momma. He seemed like he was such a sweet kind soul. I think I can speak for everyone when I say something about this terrible situation has touch everyone in some kind of way. Praying for his family and sweet momma in the days ahead. Sending hugs from Arkansas. God bless.
Cassandra L Davis left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Cassandra L Davis lit a candle
Randy and Kathleen left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our hearts go out to your family. We pray that God will bring you peace and solace. May Riley rest in peace and send you signals from heaven that he is ok and he is with you. May God bless you all with strength and peace. From parents of a 22 year old son in St Charles, Missouri.
Kylie left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kylie lit a candle
Danny and Holly Fender left a message on March 28, 2024:
God, please grant eternal rest and peace to Riley's departed soul, and let them find solace in your heavenly kingdom.
Marisa Garcia left a message on March 28, 2024:
I left a condolence message, I want to light a candle for Riley!
Marisa Garcia left a message on March 28, 2024:
I want to send my sincere condolences to Riley's family, and a prayer for Riley. I did not know him personally, but I read about him every day and I prayed for him every day. I talked to my daughter about him, I live in Las Vegas, NV and I am so sad and upset with what happened to him. I hope that the family will find a happy place and some closure that Riley touched alot of people's lives. I wish the outcome would have been different, but I am glad the family was able to take him home. I am sending a big hug to all of his family and a hug to him. He has a smile that just lights up. I really do hope that if anything happened to him during the course of the night, that it will come out and that something is done. My thoughts and Prayers are with you. Michelle, I truly did hug my kids for you, I admire your strength you showed and your husband, and Riley's Father. Please keep strong. Thank you, for allowing me to share this comment.
Robert Singleton left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sympathy and prayers are with you Riley, and your family. Obviously, you enjoyed life to the fullest, I am old enough to have a son your age but I have none. Rest in Peace.
Carolyn Thorp left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere heartfelt condolences to Riley's family and friends. Lifting you all up in my Prayers for comfort and strength to get through this difficult time 💚🙏💚🙏💚🙏 Fly high with the Angels Riley and watch over your family 🕊️
Casey left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Casey lit a candle
Jamie B left a message on March 28, 2024:
Deepest sympathy to the entire family. America is morning with you
Sissy McCarley Little left a message on March 28, 2024:
To the Family of Riiey, There are no words that I could say to take away your heartache and pain.Just know my thoughts and prayers are with all off your family, now and in the days to come. R,I,P. to your precious son, Riley. God be with you. Sincerely, Sissy Little Saltillo, MS
Hutton Family left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our son is a Mizzou Tiger and our hearts are broken for your unimaginable loss. We send your entire family our deepest condolences, strength, and love. The Hutton's
Imelda Vasquez left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to the family. May Riley rest in peace.
Kelli Reilly left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to Riley’s family and I pray for Riley’s peace in Heaven. Riley deeply touched my heart. He and my son are just four months apart in age. May the memories of Riley bring peace and comfort to his family and friends. Sleep with the angels, young man. ✨🕊️
Erineka left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending all the love and prayers to your family.
Sharon Hunter left a message on March 28, 2024:
May God comfort this family during this extremely difficult time.
Diane Egger left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I have a son, my only child, who is 6'7" and slim like Riley. I immediately felt connected to this young man's story. I am so sorry it turned out like it did. I pray for those left behind. What a tragic ending. Rest in peace dear soul.
Megan left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences to your family from Indiana. I have been following this story from the beginning and I cried for the outcome. May god protect everyone who is close to Riley.
Stephanie Willhoite left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know you or your family personally Riley but you are my daughter’s age and you both would graduate this year from college. Abigail attends Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Ky which is 30 minutes from Nashville. In your honor she will be wearing something green with her friends as she graduates this May. Your kindness and spirit remind me of her and you will not be forgotten. As a mom I pray there is justice for you. You are constantly on my mind and your family in my prayers. May you rest in peace Riley. 💚💚💚
Alexis Greven left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending all the love and prayers to your family. We cannot fathom what you are going through but praying for peace!
Mind Of Monsters left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to your Family , I will not let Riley be forgotten we will keep saying his name ! Sending love from my Family to yours
Debbie Ehemann - Wisconsin left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Riley. I have been praying for your family daily and pray God will give your strength to get through this very difficult time.
Jen Sellers left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences for your loss. My continued thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Teri Kirkland left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Teri Kirkland lit a candle
Laura left a message on March 28, 2024:
You touched so many lives, Riley. May you rest in peace
Tracy lock left a message on March 28, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss my heart go to your family my heart is breaking to his mom I have son his age I been praying 🙏 for your family
susan muench left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so sorry and heartbroken for you all. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Jeanne L Beyers left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jeanne L Beyers lit a candle
Isol left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley, I didn't know you in person, but I love you.
Teresa Vicente left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the whole Strain Family. May Riley rest in peace.
Michael j jones left a message on March 28, 2024:
Never knew the fellow. Our thought and prayers go out to family. God bless you all
Jeanne L Beyers left a message on March 28, 2024:
I'm so very sorry for your loss. The nation mourns Riley with you. God bless!
Emily Spedale left a message on March 28, 2024:
May Riley rest in peace
Patty Palmer left a message on March 28, 2024:
I an so sorry for your loss...i have been following this story since day one and just cant seem to understand it all...My heart breaks for your family....Rest In Peace sweet guy...
Phyllis left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn't know Riley but his story touched me. I am so sorry for your loss!
Rebecca Vaillancourt left a message on March 28, 2024:
I may not have known Riley or your family but as a mom my heart breaks for you and your family. I followed this story and prayed every night that your sweet boy was found, may he rest in peace. I hope you find some sort of comfort and peace in the days and months to come surrounded by family and friends. Tonight I will hold my children tighter for you and pray for you all the way from Canada. Riley you wont be forgotten.
Linda left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Riley. I did not know him, but his story reached Los Angeles, CA. Praying for God to keep his hands over you all. Much love!
Susan Learn left a message on March 28, 2024:
We are so sorry for your loss. May God send comfort, love, strength and peace to you all during this time and in the days to come.
Fellow Mizzou Student left a message on March 28, 2024:
Even though I didn’t know Riley, his presence in the Greek community and Mizzou will be extremely missed but forever cherished. Prayers from our family to yours. Sincerely, a Mizzou student
Lynn left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences to Riley's family. This story has touched the entire world. Not one day goes by that I don't think of him. I have a daughter his age. A son a year older so I can't imagine losing a child. Be patient, GOD will solve the mystery of what truly happened. Riley, RIP
Nicole left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know Riley, but I have kept up with his story, and the amount of love that has out poured by such a sweet soul! My thoughts and prayers are with you, and especially with your momma heart as you lay your baby to his final rest! I pray for your peace every single day! I pray you find your strength to get up and continue life everyday with your beautiful guardian angel! With love from Savannah, TN
Tabitha left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tabitha lit a candle
Thomas & Deborah Beck left a message on March 28, 2024:
We are so sorry for the loss of Riley. Our prayers go out to Rileys family. May the Lord bring comfort to you all. 🙏. Our home is lit with green 💚
autumn left a message on March 28, 2024:
I hope your family gets the truth they deserve, I know it would be so much easier on them once they find out the truth of what truly happened. which it will still be painful to hear and to take on and live with everyday. many thoughts and prayers sent your way! watch over your family riley as they need it so much and this time!
Nicole Kyzer left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sleep easy Riley! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I never thought my heart could ache so badly for people I’ve never met but this really hit hard as momma I can’t even imagine! I pray for peace for the family especially his dear mom! Fly high Riley! 🪽🪽🪽
Lauren from KY left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending love and prayers to the family. Followed his story through social media & was devastated to learn of his passing. I hope you all find peace in such a sad time!
Fran Townsend left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences as a parents of 3 and our last one just finished college 2 years ago. My heart breaks for the outcome. We have been praying for Riley safe return. God had other plans for him. I continue to pray that your family finds the answers your seeking. I pray that the laws change that no one should be left alone when drinking and asked to exit a facility. Please know we are all praying and that a great purpose comes of this. Rest in peace handsome young man.
Bonnie left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley rip your justice will be served we promise Love and prayers to your family and close friends
brianna lynn left a message on March 28, 2024:
rest in peace you sweet soul. you have touched so many people. may you forever be remembered.
Connie from MN left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family! May God give you strength🙏🏻
Nicole Gillies left a message on March 28, 2024:
💚RIP Riley💚 My condolences to his family.
Nicole Gillies left a message on March 28, 2024:
First and foremost, My thoughts and prayers to Riley’s family. I’ve never been this emotional for someone I didn’t know. I am still devastated by the news of his passing. I hope the family gets all the answers they need. Seeing people from all over caring for someone they didn’t know, just makes my heart happy. He was like our own child. Seeing people coming together to find him was just amazing. I think/hope Riley’s story will turn into something positive, that we never let our family, friends or even strangers leave somewhere like that. If we see something, do something to help. Riley seemed like an amazing young man. I am so sorry for your loss. Love from Arizona, Nicole G.
Leigh Ann Bivens left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to this family., especially his mom. Continuing prayers through this difficult time. Only God knows and understands why. Lean on him .
Mike & Connie Peterson left a message on March 28, 2024:
May the lord bless you and May the lord shine his face upon you to give you peace. Love to a mom and dad's ❤️
Holly A left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest easy angel🪽❤️
Kimberly Lloyd left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberly Lloyd lit a candle
Hy Miller left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sincere Sympathy to you and your family. We love these guys and wish them well. So soon to leave us. I am sad for all of you. I have grandsons and do not wish to have anything bad to happen to them when they are in a social setting as he was. God Bless his soul! He is your Angel in Heaven. Peace and Blessings this Easter. Hy Miller
Haley S left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying Gods peace over you all!
Yasmin left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Yasmin lit a candle
Amber N French left a message on March 28, 2024:
I have followed this since day 1 being a mother it bothered me and broke my heart, I just want his family especially his momma to know Owensboro, KY is praying so hard for you and your family and will continue to do so in the days to come. my mom heart is broken for you. Hold on to the memories and good times that's what will get you through. Gold bless this family and blanket them in the peace and comfort of your love. We will be wearing green Friday in KY for him! GODSPEED RILEY ALL THE LOVE AND PRAYERS YOUR WAY.
Barbara Ann left a message on March 28, 2024:
My thoughts, prayers and heart have been with Riley and his family these past few weeks. I'm praying that God does not leave your side and for answers, love and healing. We stand with you. Rest in peace, Riley.
Debbie P left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart has been broken. I have followed this story from the beginning and prayed with tears not understanding why I felt this pain over a young man I did not know. It's like you became everyone's son and we all are grieving. You will never be forgotten and your story will always be remembered. I pray for your mother and family, I'm so relieved she got to take you home. Sincerely Debbie from Sikeston Mo
Candace left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Candace lit a candle
Kenneth Eldried left a message on March 28, 2024:
I'm So Sorry for your loss May God be with Riley's Family during these difficult time 🙏🙏🙏From The Eldried Family of Glencoe Arkansas Kenneth,Ester and James
Debra Davis left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in peace
Rachel left a message on March 28, 2024:
Followed Since day one was desperately hoping for a different outcome especially as a momma myself I cannot imagine.Many Prayers,Love sent to Family and Friends He's looking down from Heaven watching over you all 😪💚
carol mitchell left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for your loss Prayers for all Ever since i heard he was missing i started praying for him to be found I put him on ever prayer list i knew I have a child 22 I am so sorry this happen to this young man Love and Prayers
Terry Maiher left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for the loss of your son. RIP Riley.
Hartley Family left a message on March 28, 2024:
💚💚Rileymay you Rest In Peace. You touched more complete strangers lives in so many ways. 🙏🙏for the family.
Maggie Chenault left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley.
Jacque Beeman left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart and prayers go out to the family. 💚
Carol Elliott left a message on March 28, 2024:
My prayers are with you all may the grace of god be with you at this difficult time no mom should have to buried her son my heart breaks for you . But remember all the good times you had with him he will watch over you always . I have followed this heartbreaking story since day one & my heart still aches for everyone that has known Riley 🙏🙏💚💚🙏🙏💚💚🙏🙏
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Natalie Hunt left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thinking and praying for you all. Prayers from Unionville Missouri.
Mandy D left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to Riley and family and friends. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Brenda mayfield left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is such a loss to you the family, No one can feel the loss of this young man who was just beginning his life. No one should have to indure such a loss as the family has lost so much, and memories are just not enough. A handsome young man who had so much to offer to his family and others. May God be with you, your family, especially mom and dad.
Fiona Nieman left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. As a mom to two young men just like Riley and living in Nashville, I was following this story and praying for his safe return. My thoughts are with you as your lay him to rest. May Riley rest in peace and eternal glory.
Kim Stewart, Atlanta Georgia left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart breaks for Riley’s family and friends. I have never met Riley but was touched by his beautiful smile. May his family and friends find comfort in that smile.
Laura left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Laura lit a candle
zaki left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the family of Riley I keep you all in my prayers as I know it must hurt to lose a loved one, I pray for you all to be healed and healthy and to know that you have so much support 💚 #ForeverLivingRileyStrain💚💚😅
Russell Susie Wilson left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our thoughts and prayers to all the family ! May god wrap his arms tight around you all !
Stacy P. left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to the Riley Strain family. I'm from Versailles, Kentucky and been following this story and praying for him & his family since being reported on the news. Riley touched many lives around the country. As a mom of two boys ages 20 and 24, my heart aches. I am praying God surrounds himself around you and comforts you all during this difficult time. May the precious memories you had with Riley remain close in heart.💚
Lee left a message on March 28, 2024:
Fly high and rest in paradise, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Nevaeh left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP 🙏
Elaine D left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest In Peace Riley 💚 🐯 Your soul has touched so many people. May your loss not be in vain by enacting The Riley Strain Law….
Debra Koladish left a message on March 28, 2024:
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that so many people across the nation were praying for your son, Riley and he has touched so many lives during your tragic loss. Rest in Peace Riley...Fly high!
Karla Chambless left a message on March 28, 2024:
Continued prayers for you and all involved. ~❤️~ Arley, Al.
Jennifer Mainville left a message on March 28, 2024:
I followed this story from day one my deepest sympathy to Riley's family and friends I was praying so hard for a better outcome but grateful that you now have closure I didn't know Riley but he definitely touched all our hearts may he rest in peace and may you all find some comfort and cherish all the good memories you have . With heartfelt condolences from Panama City FL
Catherine A Gore left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers for Riley's family. May you rest in peace Riley.
Karen Shaffer left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts & prayers are with you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Anonymous left a message on March 28, 2024:
You will be remembered 💚💚💚💚
KJ left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest easy beautiful soul ♥️
Kim Fox left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family and friends. Also praying for answers to all of your questions in this situation.
Priscilla torchia left a message on March 28, 2024:
Fly high ❤️
Julie Rumley left a message on March 28, 2024:
I can't find the words to convey how sorry I am for your loss. Riley's memory will forever be a reminder of the love and joy he brought into the world.
Tanya B left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP Riley please wrap your angel arms around your family and show them comfort and love through this difficult time in your absence! 💚💚
Cheryl Neri left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley, I’m so sorry this happened to you! My family prayed for you and your family for a safe return, may you forever be in the arms of Jesus ❤️
Maggie S left a message on March 28, 2024:
May he rest🤍
Dana Schmidt left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to this family as a mother of two boys I can’t imagine the pain you all are going through. I have been praying for you all since day one! I will continue to do so! God please be with this family give them strength, peace and the courage to go on with life without their precious son even though in spirit he will be with you. God bless you all!
Don and Deb left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry we never got to meet Riley!! Everything we have read he was obviously an amazing human. My condolences to everyone hurting with his loss but so much love for his parents. 💚
Fiona left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Fiona lit a candle
Harold R Scott left a message on March 28, 2024:
I reside just outside Nashville Tennessee, and followed the tragic story of Riley. I wish to express my sincere condolences for your profound loss. I and many others hold your family close in thought. May your great sadness someday be replaced with memories of Riley in happier times. God Bless you all.
Justin Griffin left a message on March 28, 2024:
R.I.P
Karen Adams left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences for your great loss. I pray for answers and closure of what happened to Riley. God knows ! May you rest in peace Riley 🙏
Littlehick left a message on March 28, 2024:
To the family of Riley Strain Please know that me and my family's thoughts and prayers are with you all. Such a tragic accident.
Del left a message on March 28, 2024:
The warmest hugs to the Strain family, Im so sorry Riley.. May God be with you all and help get through these tough times. Better days are ahead as Riley becomes a guardian angel he will watch over you all. My prayers to the Strain family. God bless you all ❤♥❤
Tia Kupris left a message on March 28, 2024:
May Riley always shine bright in your hearts
Clarity Adhara left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in heavenly peace Riley. Sending thoughts and love to the family of Riley Strain.
Olivia Hunter left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Olivia Hunter lit a candle
Twila Beeching left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest sympathy to all affected by the loss of this young man.
Donna flax left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Donna flax lit a candle
Kyndal left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to the family. Prayers for you all. Although I did not know Riley personally, he seemed like such a genuine person. He is in the hands of Jesus. And there is no bigger comfort than that.
Susanne left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Susanne lit a candle
Joslyn left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences go out to his family and all his loved ones. May Riley rest in peace.
Delores Woods left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to this family. Our hearts go out to you.
Miranda Flannagan left a message on March 28, 2024:
Dear family I live in north east TN and have and still am following this story since 3/9/2024. My daughter is 22 and son is 28. I can NOT imagine your pain but want you to know Im crying tears with you and pray for JUSTICE FOR RILEY!!! Michelle Ill be praying extra for you this Easter Sunday as you try to navigate the Holiday and all days ahead. From a mother to a mother I love your family and will never forget Riley😇😍🙏🏻
Heather left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my condolences to the family and friends. I have been following the story since March 8th. R.I.P Riley you will be missed 🕊️🕊️💚💚💚💚
Jackie Ebling left a message on March 28, 2024:
There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I have been following this case since the beginning and I have been praying nonstop for you all. Riley is now your guardian angel and always will be. I could tell just by his eyes how much of a caring and beautiful soul he was. Riley will never be forgotten. Sending so much love and prayers from Williamsport, PA.
Robert and Alicia Nunez left a message on March 28, 2024:
Continued prayers for your family.
Paula and Michsel Cox left a message on March 28, 2024:
Love and blessings from.a Tennessee Mom and Dad who prays for you daily. Your family touched our family in so many ways.
Izzy Weaver left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry, Riley ❤️ My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
Mary Terrell left a message on March 28, 2024:
R.I.P. sweet boy...
Jeannie Bonds left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry! I don’t know you but I followed this case so close. I went to Nashville for spring break and walk his path and just prayed. You will be in my prayers each day for comfort and peace.
Elaine left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart breaks for you… although we have never met, Riley and your entire family were in my thoughts and prayers throughout this whole journey. No words can comfort, but there are many of us here who will continue to pray for you all. Our comfort is knowing that one day we will meet again where we never have to say goodbye. God Bless you all, much love 💚
shasta craycraft left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, shasta craycraft lit a candle
Sheila Upton left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m from Knoxville Tn. Followed Riley’s story since March 9th. My mama heart was broken seeing his poor mama cry, Riley you definitely impacted a lot of us & We are all praying for Justice & answers for your family, Go & rest & watch over your parents, you’re now their guardian Angel 💚🙏
Leanne Woodley left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP Riley, your light will shine on in many, many hearts.
Michelle left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers
Shaunda left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my love and prayers to your family in this most difficult time.
Shawn Arthur Wells left a message on March 28, 2024:
My Deepest Thoughts and Prayers go out to Riley’s Family and Friends, I'm so very sorry for the passing of your Beloved Riley!
Sharon Smith left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers to the family and friends....
ann V smith left a message on March 28, 2024:
light this candle for you
ann V smith left a message on March 28, 2024:
im so sorry for your loss u will be missed i followed u praying u waould be found
Abby Faulkner left a message on March 28, 2024:
I was on broadway for my birthday, March 8th. My pain goes out to Riley’s Family. I’ve been following his story since Sunday March 10th. Sending love and prayers his friends and families way.
Karyn Philibotte left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so very saddened and so very sorry. I’ve cried many a night. Love and prayers to you all❤️🙏
Glenn & Mandy MacLennan left a message on March 28, 2024:
Countless nights and days as I watched and wondered what had happened to your son, I myself had so many questions, not the outcome I was praying for but I’m so glad you got to bring your son home, may God be with you and your family forever, and I hugged my sons close just like you said, thinking of you Always. Mandy MacLennan Nashville, Tn
Sabrine D Biggs left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sabrine D Biggs lit a candle
Bev Adams left a message on March 28, 2024:
My prayers are with you and your family
The Christo’s 💚 left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, The Christo’s 💚 lit a candle
Angie Simpson left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for your loss praying for comfort in the day's to come!!
Jennifer Chatham left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to Riley's family, especially his mother. I lost my oldest son on March 23, 2015. It's a heartache I wish we never had to know. 😞🙏🏼💚 I will be praying for you 🙏🏼
Dianne wyka left a message on March 28, 2024:
May Riley rest in peace! So accomplished and an amazing young man! Cant stop thinking of him💚 May everyone continue to shine his light! From Delaware
Destiny smith left a message on March 28, 2024:
I been following this story ever since I heard of it I’m so glad that the family got him I know this isn’t the outcome anyone wanted I hope they can get all the answers they need and prayers for the families and friends and mom and dad too young to go but never forgotten 💔🕊️🕊️🕊️
Shannon left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my condolences from Seattle, Wa. His story has spread across the nation & he will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Riley.
Kris from Smyrna, TN left a message on March 28, 2024:
…6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things.…Philippians 4:7
KT & family left a message on March 28, 2024:
Condolences from my family in Clarksville TN. May Riley forever rest in peace.
Linda Coates left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences Rip Riley mama 🫂 from New York City
DS left a message on March 28, 2024:
Condolences and prayers for the family.
Mary Vercat left a message on March 28, 2024:
You are in our hearts , at this very very sad time , to all of Rileys family , and everyone who loves him. God bless each of you , Mary in Green Bay Wi.
Traci left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Riley. May you RIP
Heather Haraway left a message on March 28, 2024:
Love, Hugs and Prayers to this precious Family❤️🫂🙏 I didn’t know your sweet boy personally, but he stole my heart💚 I Prayed my heart out for your precious son to be found and now I’m Praying for answers, Peace and Comfort that can only come from GOD🙏 My heart aches with and for you all. I know GOD will carry you when you can’t find the strength to stand. Sending so many Hugs, lots of love and Many Prayers. ❤️🫂🙏
Sandra peppers left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincere condolences to all of the strain family 🙏🙏🙏I think of you every day in prayer. I watched a waited with everyone each day .was not what we wanted to hear.. may God help you an give you strength during this unforgivable time.🙏🙏🙏
Cass💚 left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley. I’m so very sorry this happened.
Cass left a message on March 28, 2024:
I just wanted to say how sorry I am. Riley and his family deserved better. I don’t know Riley, I am just a fellow human that has lived in Springfield my whole life and this broke my heart. Sending love and my deepest condolences 💐. I’m so sorry this happened and we will never forget you Riley 💚
Vanessa Brewer left a message on March 28, 2024:
My Deepest Sympathies,Comforting Hugs and Prayers to Riley’s family.
Jocelyn Parsons left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn’t know Riley personally but i wish I did . I followed the story since he went missing and I am completely heartbroken.My heart hurts for his family and I’m praying for them.Riley truly changed the world i could tell that he was a beautiful person.
Jackson R Norrid left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jackson R Norrid lit a candle
Jennifer Burk left a message on March 28, 2024:
Unfortunately, I never knew Riley. I only became aware of him after his passing but the impact he’s had on me will last a lifetime💚 #forever22
Shawna left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts, prayers and love are with the loved ones of Riley. Special prayers for Mom, Dad and siblings!
Maria Dusing left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in paradise 💚💚
Makenzie Floyd left a message on March 28, 2024:
— McNairy County TN. We are all praying for you guys. 🖤 #RileyStrong
Lisa Munday left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for you.
Carolina Truppa left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Carolina Truppa lit a candle
jaiden rowe left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, jaiden rowe lit a candle
jaiden rowe left a message on March 28, 2024:
Dear Riley, I never knew you but I followed your story all the way from Canada. From what I heard of you, you are a beautiful and successful soul that had a long life ahead of him. I was deeply saddened when I heard of your passing, I was praying everyday you would be found safe and sound. But your legacy and name will live on in all of our hearts. During this time, I am praying for your family and sending my condolences.
Rose left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences and prayers.
Clarissa and Shawn Kafar left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Clarissa and Shawn Kafar lit a candle
Raynee Branch left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers from Seattle to all of Riley's family and loved ones. I had hoped the outcome would be finding him alive. During this time of grief, may you find solace in the love and memories you shared with your son. His spirit lives on in the lives he touched and continues to touch.
Janice Compton left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers from Joplin Mo
Kimberly Shingler left a message on March 28, 2024:
I followed your story all the way from Duluth, Minnesota. I would check for updates every day and pray you were found safe. Now I pray for your family and hope they realize that you will always be with them, just in a different way.
Mike W left a message on March 28, 2024:
I never knew you but it hurts to see you leave this planet. Your journey isn't over, your name is not forgotten! RIP you beautiful soul!
Carol Ann Wheeler left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley may have been a stranger to many of us, but there was something about him that pulled us all together as we hoped and prayed for his safety. Now we will all continue to pray for his family and friends, who are undoubtedly proud of their Riley for the impact he had of making us feel like we were also family or friends.
Lisa Green left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and prayers for comfort and peace to the Family
Toni Holt-Hutto left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying..... condolences to the family. So sorry for the loss of Riley. He is in the arms of God.
Tasha left a message on March 28, 2024:
May the deep and healing peace of God be with you all as you grieve Riley’s passing. We are praying for you in Nashville.
Olivia Spain left a message on March 28, 2024:
Love and prayers from a local Nashvillian…
Jenn left a message on March 28, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss!! Riley touched a lot of ppl, me included!! Prayers go out to all of you!! Thinking and praying from Texas!!
Julie Santiago left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Julie Santiago lit a candle
Amanda Smith left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending you all love and prayers from Parsons, TN. Rest in heavenly peace, Riley.
Mandy Jenkins left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in Paradise Riley 🙏 ❤️ My thoughts and prayers are with all that loved Riley.
Brandi Coates left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for family and friends during this very difficult time.
Dee shaffer left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending prayers and hugs to your family
Jill Hopkins Steele left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for all
Tosha Cantrell left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in Peace, Riley 💚 this story really captured my heart, as it breaks, my deepest condolences , to both Parents. Praying for all the family.
Amanda House left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for the family and friends of this young man.
Adrianna left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers from Savannah TN
Dana Bryant left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Dana Bryant lit a candle
Dana Brynt left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers from Dyer,Tennessee
Heather left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences. Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole Family. Friends & loved one's May you rest in peace🙏💚🙏
Sonia Rhymer left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know Riley, but I feel as if I did. For two weeks, glued to the tv and my phone, I hoped and prayed that he would be found safe and returned home. I, too, have a son in his early 20’s and about to graduate college in May. This hit close to home. The panic, the fear that you must have been feeling. The unanswered questions, the unknowns. It’s gut wrenching. I am sorry for your loss and pray that God provides you with strength and some sense of peace during this difficult time. Riley’s life and memory will live on through his family, friends, and the nation. Sending prayers from Sonia in Southern Illinois. God bless!
Tara mcknight left a message on March 28, 2024:
I will pray for this family. Sorry for your lost and may God uplift this family in the need of prayer.
Cindy left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sympathy from the Nashville area
Misty Goins left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Misty Goins lit a candle
Misty left a message on March 28, 2024:
I only knew of you from the TV. May you rest in eternal peace and I pray comfort for your Family.
Susan Alsup left a message on March 28, 2024:
My sincerest condolences to your family on the loss of your precious son. May God hold you close in all the days ahead. ❤️
Laura Canedo left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so, so sorry for the loss of Riley. I have been following his story since it happened. My heart is with the family and those that loved him and have great memories with him. Keep those memories of him alive forever. This is so difficult and please know that you have so many people thinking about you during your grief journey. He sounded like such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Laura Canedo, Smyrna Tennessee
Rica Hargrove left a message on March 28, 2024:
Fly high with the Angeles, you are now in the arms of our precious Jesus! You are so loved by so many! Even people that have never met you like myself. I will definitely keep your family and friends in my daily prayers. God bless you all, from Murfreesboro Tennessee. 🙏
Jen left a message on March 28, 2024:
RIP
Cammie Mooney left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Cammie Mooney lit a candle
Samantha Cruse left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending prayers from TN!
Alivia Fair left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am sending love your way. Riley will be missed.
Barr family from Missouri left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our family is sending prayers and hugs during this difficult time and days ahead 🙏❤️ We are so sorry for your loss!!
Lori left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sometimes the ones we have lost appear to us in dreams. I hope that you dream of Riley and know that he is at peace and always with you.
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Cambelle Brunke left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Cambelle Brunke lit a candle
Karri Cummings left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart is heavy for your family. The only thing that gives me hope is that Riley is without pain and suffering and you will all see him again one day. His precious face has taught me that we don’t have to know someone personally to love them and care for them. As a mother of a 22 year old daughter, my heart breaks for Riley’s mama. The pain in her eyes and on her face throughout the whole thing has kept me in tears. Riley has already touched so many people. It amazes me how I could have never met him yet, he holds a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and all of the days ahead because I can’t imagine how your life will never be the same here on this earth again, but I pray that you find peace in knowing you will all be together again. ❤️
Mary Purvis left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley has touched so many lives. I'm an American grandma living in Guatemala and he has touched my heart. I'm sorry you all have to go thru this unthinkable situation. May God comfort each one.
Tish Jackson left a message on March 28, 2024:
May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. Sending my condolences and continued prayers for the family from Harrisburg, PA.
Jennifer C left a message on March 28, 2024:
My thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Riley & his family have certainly touched the hearts of so many, even from afar. I continue to pray that you all find peace and comfort in the days that lie ahead. God Bless you all.
Samantha Laitinen left a message on March 28, 2024:
There are no words to express the sadness. My prayers for your family are daily. I pray God gives you comfort, peace and understanding. I pray you feel his love every day and see his smile all around you. I do not know Riley personally but he’s forever in my heart.
Michelle Qualls left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am sooooo truely sorry for your loss of Riley. He has touch my heart as he has soooo many. I pray you all will find some type of peace. You can definitely tell how many lives he has touched all over the world. I just couldn't even begin to image. Cherish those wonderful memories of his sweet face!!! I will always be praying for each and everyone!!!!!
Natalie Ferguson left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Natalie Ferguson lit a candle
Karen Basham left a message on March 28, 2024:
To all of Riley's family, my heart has hurt since the beginning of the search. I did not know him or you, but I have prayed for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss and all that you have been through. I could see the love all four parents have for him each time I watched an update that showed you. I could see the strength each of you were trying to have for his benefit. I could see your broken hearts, and I hurt for you. I will continue to pray for God to help you, may He give you the peace you need, may He wrap his arms around you and you feel His love, and in the moments that you miss your Riley the most, may God bring a happy/funny/proud memory to your heart and may that somehow help you. Just know you are being prayed for here in N.C., and that people everywhere deeply care about you.
Veronica Desiderio left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest condolences to Rileys family & friends. 💚
Jamie Sobacki left a message on March 28, 2024:
You should be here. I'm so sorry. Soar high!
Wendy Gass left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers for your family. May you Rest in Peace
Kiera left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kiera lit a candle
Lori W left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am very sorry for your loss. I also did not know Riley but followed his story and hoped and prayed for a better outcome.
Lillie Barnes left a message on March 28, 2024:
I want to give my heartfelt condolences to Riley’s family. Riley’s story touched ALOT of us and I could see what an amazing young man he was and will be missed. Forever 22!!
sandra vaughn left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, sandra vaughn lit a candle
Joni Lee left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley captured the hearts of this nation! I am deeply saddened and so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Emily left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley. My condolences for the family.
Regina Duarte left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences from Iowa
Desarae Desrochers left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers from Savannah Tennessee 🫶
Amy Elizabeth N left a message on March 28, 2024:
Deepest Deepest Sympathy
Lisa Kessler left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lisa Kessler lit a candle
Lori Walker left a message on March 28, 2024:
Deepest sympathy from my family in Nashville to yours. I wish the outcome would have been different. Your in my prayers daily.
Kristin Fellows left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying for your family during this time of grief.
Lynn left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lynn lit a candle
Michelle Munger left a message on March 28, 2024:
So Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for the entire Family. Phoenix and Chelsea thinking of you!! Love Always, 💚 Michelle Munger Quenton and Isabella Munger Colton, Lauren and Vivian Munger
Trish Lyons left a message on March 28, 2024:
As a mother of two boys in fraternities, Riley’s story hit home. I’m heartbroken. I’ve shared Riley’s story with my boys in the hopes that they always stick together with friends when out. Please know that I’m sending so much peace, love and prayers to you all.
Sheila D left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart goes out to your family.
Patricia Fuller left a message on March 28, 2024:
I have followed Riley since first reports. My heart breaks for his family. My deepest condolences and prayers and thoughts are with you all. May Gods comfort be yours. 🙏
Emily Dennis left a message on March 28, 2024:
Many prayers💚💚
Cathy left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am from New Jersey and was following what happened to Riley. My thoughts and prayers go out to Riley's family. God Bless All of You.
Lynn Carter left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lynn Carter lit a candle
Bella left a message on March 28, 2024:
You lightened up everything and everyone in this moment! I hope you have a wonderful rest! Fly high Riley! You will be missed!😞
Ashley Carter left a message on March 28, 2024:
Fly high angel, RIP Riley 💚
Melanie Craddock left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Melanie Craddock lit a candle
Alexis left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers go out to Riley’s family in this difficult time, his everlasting impact changed so many lives Rest easy Riley ❤️
Farmer Family left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not personally know Riley, but I followed his story, praying he would make it home safe. From one grieving parent to the next. I pray God holds you in his arms ever so tightly and you find peace knowing that you will see Riley again one day!
Rebecca Davis left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to the family. May beautiful memories of your son flood your heart. ❤️
Madison Smith left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending my condolences to Riley’s Family & Friends in this difficult time 💚
Rita left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest sympathy for your family. I did not know Riley but he seems like such a wonderful young man with so much promise ahead of him. May you be comforted by your love and memories. May Riley rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Erika left a message on March 28, 2024:
My condolences to the Strain Family, Rest in peace Riley💚 you are loved by many! And always in our hearts 💚
Jamie Davis left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending many prayers to the family and friends. Riley is a beautiful sole. He will forever be watching over everyone. My heart breaks for each and everyone of the family.
Deanna ward left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Deanna ward lit a candle
Marvin West left a message on March 28, 2024:
Your family is in my prayers
Marissa left a message on March 28, 2024:
I have followed Riley’s story since the beginning, I have been deeply saddened by your loss. I cannot imagine your grief and will continue to uplift you guys in prayer during this time. Riley’s mom asked us to hold our babies tighter, so I am squeezing mine extra for her.💚
Marvin West left a message on March 28, 2024:
Words can not express the sorrow you are feeling. I did not know Riley, but from the photos shared on social media and your comments made during the updates, during his search, I know he would have done great things. I am a resident of Knoxville, TN and I, along so many others across the country, was hoping for a better outcome. Please know that I, along with other people across the country, are praying for you and your family.
Linda Bishop left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our prayers are with each of you during the loss of your precious Riley. I watched and prayed for two weeks for a different outcome from Kentucky but we now know he is with Jesus. RIP Riley! We all love you!💚
JoAnne left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, JoAnne lit a candle
Leslie left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying your family peace and love
Ali Bajramovic left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending love and thoughts to Riley’s family! Rest easy brother! Love you and miss you! ❤️
Connie Spivey left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know Riley, but I felt as though I did. Rest in Peace. May your hearts be comforted and the memories of this young man be with you always! Prayers for his parents and all his family and friends to bring comfort during this most difficult time.
Denise Hart left a message on March 28, 2024:
Im so sorry life is so unfair sometimes prayers for his family Denise Hart from Reagan Tenn
Katie Hyatt left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending Riley’s family all the love -Mizzou student
Phelicia Rodgers left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family!
James Gann left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know Riley but his story touched my heart and brought back a memory for me, my God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow.
kala left a message on March 28, 2024:
Forever in my prayers.
Patsy Hill Alabama left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for your Family. God Bless
Carrie meek left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sorry for your loss Prayers
Peggy left a message on March 28, 2024:
I did not know your son but have been deeply saddened by your loss. I cannot imagine your grief and I've thought of Riley ever since I heard he was missing, praying for him. I will continue to pray for you & your family. My condolences.
Barbara Miller left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest In Peace Riley 💚
Joseph Boehman left a message on March 28, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers for the e tire family
Landis Family left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Landis Family lit a candle
Tristyn Leone left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss 🩵
Delicia left a message on March 28, 2024:
Lighting a candle in the Memory of Riley, God Bless
Tina Dillon left a message on March 28, 2024:
I have followed Riley’s story for the two weeks. I pray that God will give you comfort a strength to face the days ahead. Sending prayers to his family from West Virginia .
Diane left a message on March 28, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious son. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers 🙏
Delicia left a message on March 28, 2024:
My family and I offer our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to all the family and friends. We don’t know you personally.however have been following Riley;s story and want you to know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You from Texas
Angie Hulsey left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Angie Hulsey lit a candle
Kelly Prude left a message on March 28, 2024:
My heart breaks for y’all. Sending love 💚 and prayers.
Kierstin Forester left a message on March 28, 2024:
I just wanted to say how truly devastated I am for his entire family, I am so very sorry for your loss, my prayers and condolences to you all!
Bethany left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for you all from Tennessee. My tender momma heart has been with you Michelle this entire time and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers❤️
JAK left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley has been in many thoughts and prayers. From those of us who are parents with children his age, I am so sorry for your loss. Live life with no regrets. Jak
Shelby left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shelby lit a candle
Kay VanNess left a message on March 28, 2024:
my heart goes out to each and everyone of you just know that he is in having having a ball !!!
Kelly Cornell left a message on March 28, 2024:
Sending prayers for family and friends. Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around you all during this difficult time and hoping for answers . God bless!
Sarah Zhou left a message on March 28, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss. Wishing you all peace and healing thoughts. May your memories be a blessing always.
Britt Family left a message on March 28, 2024:
So very sorry. Gone too soon.
Andi left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Andi lit a candle
Grace Stroble left a message on March 28, 2024:
I have been deeply touched by Riley’s story. I didn’t know Riley, but I have prayed and continue to pray every day for your family. Sending hugs all the way from NY!
Marcy left a message on March 28, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your family's loss...praying for peace for you all 🙏
Jackie Rodgers left a message on March 28, 2024:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers from Texas
Michelle Whitten left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michelle Whitten lit a candle
Kasey left a message on March 28, 2024:
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Sue Winters left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sue Winters lit a candle
Christine F left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers to your family , my heart aches for you all
Pennie sheary left a message on March 28, 2024:
My prayers are with you all🙏🏻
Crissy worley left a message on March 28, 2024:
I just want to tell you all , my family and I are praying for you all we have been praying our church has been praying for Riley and all of you . I am so so sorry he has the most beautiful smile and it will stay in my momma heart forever. The whole world has so been touched by all of you may god give you his peace during this time and so much love surrounding you .
Jeff, Tara, Kody & Jase Whiles left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our hearts are with you through this time of grieving. We pray for you & your family. Words can't express how sorry we are, but know God is with you and will place his healing hands upon you. Sending love & prayers!! RIP Sweet Riley!! 💚💚💚
Tess Peters left a message on March 28, 2024:
You were taken too soon. Rest easy in heaven, Riley. You will never be forgotten by those who loved you. I pray those you had to leave behind can find peace someday.
Tage Philamlee left a message on March 28, 2024:
Hello. My name is Tage and I live in Corinth, MS. I followed Riley’a case on tik tok and I am so sorry this happened to such an incredible young man and family. These events have shown me that men and young boys need help too. Instead of ignoring them out of fear if I see something, say something. Again, I am so sorry and will be praying for you all. God bless.
Stephanie Tims left a message on March 28, 2024:
Many thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time. May God bless and hold you.
Kriscia Z left a message on March 28, 2024:
I have been deeply touched by Riley's story, I truly hope that justice gets done in his memory and for his family!
Martha Bowser left a message on March 28, 2024:
Prayers for the family
Kim Gilbert left a message on March 28, 2024:
It's amazing how your son was so loved by many that didn't even know him. He will never be forgotten. I dont have the words that will comfort you, but I'm praying for you Michelle and your family. So sorry , that this happened to you. It makes me so sad. You are not alone , we all are in mourning about what to Riley.
Lisa Statum left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying for you all!
Beth left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Strain
Joy Dewitt left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Joy Dewitt lit a candle
Bonnie Krysinski left a message on March 28, 2024:
God Bless all who knew and loved Riley. My deepest condolences for your loss. 💚
Kimberly Jones left a message on March 28, 2024:
I didn’t know you Riley, but you struck me as a warm, kind-hearted soul with a profound love for life. I am so terribly sorry that it was taken from you so soon.
Tammy Vasquez left a message on March 28, 2024:
May you rest in peace. You touched my life and so many others in and out of this country. I prayed for you everyday and will continue to pray for your sweet family.
Shanna Gross left a message on March 28, 2024:
Heartfelt sympathy to Riley’s family and friends. Prayers for you all.
Derwin & Betty Roberts left a message on March 28, 2024:
So sorry for all of you! May you find peace in knowing Riley touched many lives💚
Paula M left a message on March 28, 2024:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl jobe left a message on March 28, 2024:
His death really affected me, I am so heartbroken and at a loss. Even though I never got the honor to meet him, I feel like he was a beautiful person. Hugs and prayers for the family. From McMinnville TN
Nancy Brooks left a message on March 28, 2024:
Our family did not know you ! We live in Columbia, MO and we followed your story and have prayed and continue to pray for your family! We are big Tiger fans! You have touched so many lives and I believe you will leave a mark on so many! I believe you will create a new law for bars and more! Our youngest son is 25 and we believe in making family memories! Love and hugs from us to your family!
Rachel Stover left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley will be missed by so many, this story really touched my heart. I pray and hope that the family can have the strength to surpass this difficult time. Riley will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace Riley 🤍
Rebecca left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rebecca lit a candle
Laurie Scott left a message on March 28, 2024:
Praying for peace for this family.
Sonya Collings left a message on March 28, 2024:
What a beautiful and precious soul he is and will always be.
Elizabeth George left a message on March 28, 2024:
As the mom of a 6’5” , 170 lb 22 year old college student who attends PSU in Kansas and was on a Florida Spring break adventure with his college friends during the time you all were looking for Riley, I just want you to know I prayed for you all every day! And still do! I want you to know that I will use every opportunity I can to impress upon any young people or anyone of any age to practice safety when in. new environments/when drinking etc. Take good care of each other! All my love! Liz
Barbara left a message on March 28, 2024:
🙏🙏 sending
Ashley fox left a message on March 28, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Ashley fox lit a candle
Mary Stalker left a message on March 28, 2024:
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. My heart has been broken over Rileys loss and I never met him. He's an angel around God's throne and he touched thousands of people. My continued thoughts and prayers for this family. 🙏
Aimee D. left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley 💚💚💚 Prayers to the family, and friends of this incredible young man.
Valerie A left a message on March 28, 2024:
Riley I did not know you but I have prayed for you and your family. My sincere condolences to your family. Rest in Peace.
Ms Harmony left a message on March 28, 2024:
Although we never met, your family and friends left your legacy as a kind, caring, respectful man. I wish you could have graduated and fulfilled your life dreams—my condolences to his family and friends.
Nicole B left a message on March 28, 2024:
In loving memory of a handsome boy named Riley Strain My deepest condolences to the whole family
Monica Bigbee left a message on March 28, 2024:
Oh my goodness, my mama heart is absolutely broken for you!!!! This is absolutely every moms worst nightmare & I hope & pray you all find the answers you so deserve!!! I’m so so sorry this establishment didn’t do the right thing for your precious boy, this was such an avoidable tragedy. My prayers are with you all!!!
Nereida Tijerina left a message on March 28, 2024:
Rest In Peace Riley 💚
Destini left a message on March 28, 2024:
He has made a mark on our world 🌍 his name will always be remembered 🙏🏻 Justice was served 🙏🏻💚 Green for Riley 💚 always.
Janice Eble left a message on March 28, 2024:
Family and Friends of Riley Ray Strain, We are so sorry for the loss of Riley. Praying love, peace, comfort, and strength during this time of loss. In loving memory of Riley is this green heart tree with the beautiful sky. Our Love & Prayers, Jeff and Janice (Independence, Mo)
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Angie Patterson left a message on March 27, 2024:
Continued prayers for all family and friends
Hazen, Patsy and Jabin Bible. (Morristown, Tn.) left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family and friends and we want you to know that we are 💔 heartbroken to hear of Riley's tragic passing. We have asked GOD to wrap his loving arms around each of you so his presence can be felt as you go forward. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Colton Kugler and Carol Fox left a message on March 27, 2024:
In Loving Memory Of Riley Riley, Your presence brought boundless joy, laughter, and warmth to all fortunate enough to know you. Your gentle spirit and kind heart touched the lives of many, leaving indelible memories of your infectious happiness and unwavering kindness. You were not just a friend, but a beacon of light, a pillar of strength, and a source of endless positivity. Your departure has left a void that can never be filled, and words fail to capture the depth of our sorrow. Though you may no longer be here with us in body, your spirit will forever live on in the cherished memories we hold dear. Rest peacefully, dear Riley, knowing that you are loved beyond measure and deeply missed by all whose lives you touched. With Heartfelt Condolences Colton and Carol
Darline Jaco left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Darline Jaco lit a candle
Mary Zolnier left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest easy now young man. Your story is not over, because your light will continue to shine through your family and through others you have helped 🍀
Vicky Seitz left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest sympathy to the family of Riley Strain. You are in my prayers. Vicky Seitz, Maryville, TN
Michelle Steeves left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michelle Steeves lit a candle
Michelle Steeves left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michelle Steeves lit a candle
Carrie left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers.
Lisa left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lisa lit a candle
Sharon M. left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers and condolences for the family for their beautiful son from a boy mom in Georgia. Peace be with you all.💚
Sandy Kelly left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not know Riley but as a lifelong Springfieldian I worried and prayed for him.As a mother I feel your pain and just wanted you all to know how sorry I am for your loss . I have shed tears for you all. Love and many prayers.
Laura R left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for Riley's family. So sorry for your loss, such a sad story. I did not know Riley but followed the news and pray for you all.
Stacey Wozlonis left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences to Riley and his family. May he rest in peace.
Kooper Peevey left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kooper Peevey lit a candle
Rhonda Jason and McKenna Baker left a message on March 27, 2024:
We are so sorry for your loss, our family prays for you. May the Lord bless you and keep y'all close to him during this time
Drema left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss, I didn’t know Riley but I followed your story and shared what I could. Prayers to the family .
Janet left a message on March 27, 2024:
My thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue! May you and all who love Riley find peace.
Stephanie Brennan left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley's light will never diminish. My condolences to all family and friends.
Tammy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sweet Riley, we will always remember you.
Rick & Donna Roush left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for the parents, family & friends. A young man taken from this earth too soon. Rest in Peace.
Kim & family left a message on March 27, 2024:
I didn't know Riley, but followed the news and prayed for a different outcome along with many others. We are all mourning with you and wrapping our arms around your family.
Vanessa cote left a message on March 27, 2024:
Will forever miss you Riley. You will forever be in mine and everyone’s hearts. Rest easy 💚🕊️
Mike Etzel left a message on March 27, 2024:
I love the new photos of Riley with angel wings. His family will see him again in heaven 💚🪽.
Ela and Justin Witowski left a message on March 27, 2024:
My Deepest and Heartfelt Condolences to Riley’s whole family.
Anna Gonzalez left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley captured America's heart. I am profoundly sorry for your loss and know that we are mourning alongside you.
Valeria left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in Peace, Riley. I know you are in heaven resting in Jesus arms. We will always remember you.
Stephanie Dean left a message on March 27, 2024:
I didn't know you when you were of this World, but the World is lost without you! We are all grieving! Prayers for you and your family! 🙏💚
aimee left a message on March 27, 2024:
I don’t know Riley strain personally or his family & friends but my condolences go out to you all & I’m praying for you guys through this rough time. We love you and will miss you for ever. Please look down on your family and your mama.
Amanda left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley made a lasting impact on so many. I can't imagine lives won't be changed because of him. I'm sorry for your loss.
Somaya left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss, praying for the family for losing such a loving soul too young. Rest in peace angel 💚
Diana K left a message on March 27, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Cherish the memories.
J Burns left a message on March 27, 2024:
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers
Stacey shelton left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Stacey shelton lit a candle
Erika D from NJ left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for you’re loss!!
Tonya Webb left a message on March 27, 2024:
I don’t know you, but my heart breaks for you Riley and it breaks for your family and true friends as well. May your light shine on and may you forever rest in peace. I pray that everyone who loved you, has peace in knowing you’re flying high with the angels now 💚
Brooke Bond left a message on March 27, 2024:
The candle may go out, but the memory of its light remains. ((HUGS))
Traci Gunniss left a message on March 27, 2024:
I didn’t even know you but I do know you changed many lives . God always has a plan and I know his plan for you must be amazing . Riley may you Rest in Paradise for all eternity. God Bless you and your Family . 🙏🏻
Alexis Kanatzar left a message on March 27, 2024:
I don’t know Riley strain personally or his family & friends but my condolences go out to you all & I’m praying for you guys through this rough time. Jesus is with you & holding your hand. & Riley is watching over you.
Kimberley Nix left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberley Nix lit a candle
Alan Barnhart left a message on March 27, 2024:
I've never met Riley, but I was following his story and search efforts. So sad to hear his passing. RIP Riley, and condolences to his family. He is well loved and will be a beacon of goodness for all.
STEPH left a message on March 27, 2024:
Keeping Riley's light shining...sending prayers to all who knew and loved him.❤️
Nevaeh left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Nevaeh lit a candle
Sharon Tomlinson left a message on March 27, 2024:
My family sends condolences to your family during this very difficult time. I've said many prayers for you and I will continue to do so. May the Lord give you peace and comfort as he wraps his arms around you.
Amy Crawford and family left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers go out to all of Riley’s family and friends. May the beautiful memories you have of your time with him bring you toward peace and healing. God bless you all. May you rest in peace Riley!
Sherry left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest easy Riley 🥹
REBECCA GUBODY left a message on March 27, 2024:
Such a Wonderful Beautiful boy. His Bright smile will be missed. I have 17 year old who is Bright and Beautiful too. I live in Florida and had been following his Story since the beginning. I cried so hard when he was found. Love and Hugs to Family and Friends.
Evelyn Louise Crabtree left a message on March 27, 2024:
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Continued prayers for everyone affected by this tragedy, from Tennessee. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you comfort.
Carolyn Courtney left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry to hear about Riley’s passing. I was praying that he would be found safe. Extra prayers to his family. RIP sweet Riley. 💚
Shell left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers and air hugs to the strain family REST IN HEAVEN RILEY
Christiana left a message on March 27, 2024:
May Riley rest in peace. Sending love and prayers💚
Lora Bocchino left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences
Ashley left a message on March 27, 2024:
Forever 22 💚💚. Gone but never forgotten.
Deb N left a message on March 27, 2024:
I never met Riley but I feel as though I got to know him through the information shared by family members. My prayers have been with all of you since the start of the search and continue to be with you. I can't even begin to imagine the pain this is causing you but I hope you can feel the love coming your way from all directions. Sending heartfelt hugs. Deb
Dianna Hummer left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Dianna Hummer lit a candle
Toni Perry left a message on March 27, 2024:
As a mother of with children of similar age, my heart weeps for Riley’s parents, sister and extended loved ones. Our prayers will continue to be with as you navigate each day. Words cannot express the heartbreak and outpouring of love our Nashville community has for you all.
smith family TN left a message on March 27, 2024:
always in our thoughts. we pray for your family❤️‍🩹
chelsey brown left a message on March 27, 2024:
you will be so missed beautiful soul, paint the sky pretty for us ❤️
Amber Martin left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Amber Martin lit a candle
Fatima Limani Catena left a message on March 27, 2024:
Peace be with you and your family.
Keely Krasomil left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending all of my love and support to the Strain family and loved ones. I prayed for Riley everyday here in Nashville. I sensed his kind and sweet spirit and know he is at peace & no longer suffering. He will never be forgotten.
Leticia V left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Leticia V lit a candle
Fatima Limani Catena left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our sincere condolences to you all. Riley touched so many hearts, even the ones that never met him. Though it was a short 22 years, we can see how wonderful they were. May those memories help you find peace.
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Denise left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for the loss of Riley. As a mom, I can not imagine your pain. Riley became all of our sons. Looked like such an amazing young man. RIP sweet Riley 💚
Tammy Taft-Harris left a message on March 27, 2024:
RIP and I’m so sorry for your loss 💚
Robin & Andy Thigpen left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss Love & prayers ❤️
Patricia Rogers left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not know Riley or the family, but I have a 22 year old grandson. I started praying from the time I heard the news and continue to pray. We do not know the plan God has for our lives, while we are on earth or after we leave earth. God must have a very special plan for Riley to take him so young. This life is temporary and prepares us for the future. Remember Riley is not gone, he has just moved on to an eternal life. He will never die again. May God give you peace and strength to continue each day until you see Riley again.
Norma Rowland left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sorry for your loss of Riley you all will be in my thoughts and prayers my heart breaks for you all I know what it’s like to lose a child I lost a son at 17yrs old he also drowned thank you praying for you all Norma and Megan Rowland
Crystal R left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences being sent to the family and friends! Love and prayers from Tennessee!
Shannon Bennett left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending prayers to the family. I am heartbroken for you!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Sue flickinger left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley is a handsome kid. His life cut short . I'm sympathy goes out to you. He looks like my 28 year son. I'm sorry for your lost. He a angel now. Looking over his family. Prayer
Mindy S left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart breaks for Riley and his family. May the happy memories carry each of you through these troubling times. I hope the truth be known and may God surround you with peace, love, and comfort as you continue this journey of life.
The Raedeke's in St. Louis, MO left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending peace and sincere condolences to you from St. Louis. Riley's light still shines so bright.
A. Lynch left a message on March 27, 2024:
You’ve touched the lives of many, Riley 🙏🏼 Prayers for your family 💚
Mercedes Turner left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Mercedes Turner lit a candle
Jennifer left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family
Rita Finley left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Rita Finley lit a candle
Chris left a message on March 27, 2024:
We miss U Riley 💚💚💚
Katelyn Boyd left a message on March 27, 2024:
All my condolences go out to Riley’s family, may he rest in peace with the angels above❤️
Heather Beaird-Eisler left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your family’s unimaginable loss. My daughter (Mizzou Junior and ADPi) did not know Riley but they shared several friends. Thank you for advocating so hard for Riley during the search process and bringing attention to issues that hopefully will keep people safer in Nashville and elsewhere. The world witnessed your family’s close bond and learned about Riley during your darkest hours. In your generous sharing, you rekindled hope during a time where it feels to many that the world has lost concern for humanity. May the love that so many have developed towards you bolster you as you grieve. I will be keeping all of you especially close in my prayers on Friday. May Riley’s memory be a perpetual blessing until you meet again.
Mariya goodall left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rip Riley, you touched so many people with your story. Rest easy with the lord
Aj mamaw left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley is now my grandson. Bless him ,his family and friends. Pray for and with you all. Love,mamaw aj
Nicole Hunter left a message on March 27, 2024:
💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Misty left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Misty lit a candle
Judy Smith left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. I didn't know Riley or the family, but from the first i heard he was missing. I prayed and followed news about him... Praying you find peace..
Lisa Cruz left a message on March 27, 2024:
Deepest sympathies 🙏
MARIA ANGARANO left a message on March 27, 2024:
My condolences to the entire Strain family. Can’t imagine your sadness and emptiness during this difficult time. Rest peacefully with the angels Riley.
Nicky left a message on March 27, 2024:
God bless you young man. Didn’t know you but followed your story from here in the uk praying for you all.
Donita Corman left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers and condolences to Riley’s family. My heart goes out to them
Linda Rabon (NC) left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Linda Rabon (NC) lit a candle
Diane Letterman left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart goes out to you for the loss of your son. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time.
Kristin DeBord left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kristin DeBord lit a candle
Deanna Shugars left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for his family. 💚 Riley I never met you but you have a place in my heart and so does your momma..❤️
Donna in Connecticut left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in eternal peace dear Riley.
Chrissy Hayes left a message on March 27, 2024:
With deepest sympathy to Riley's family and friends.
Tiffany left a message on March 27, 2024:
My most heartfelt condolences to the family, especially Mama. From one mama of an only child (son, same age, in college, in a fraternity) my heart aches for you. This sweet boy brought an army together across a nation for 2 weeks. That army was one minded, with one goal and without agenda. There are no words that could make you feel better, but Riley was the reason humanity showed up again on this world.
Leigh Berry & Josh Thornburg left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Leigh Berry & Josh Thornburg lit a candle
Linda from New York left a message on March 27, 2024:
I followed Riley's story from the start. A dear sweet angel who captured the heart of the world. I waited with you, cried with you and prayed with you. God grant you Peace and Love.
Leigh McCullough left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not have the pleasure of meeting Riley but he sounds like an amazing young man. My condolences to you all and you will be in my thoughts
Connie Smith left a message on March 27, 2024:
In loving memory of sweet Riley 💚 An angel watching over his family & friends . He'll Never be forgotten 💚
Shametrica Fox left a message on March 27, 2024:
I wish that things could have turned out differently for you and your family. Praying for your loved ones. #LLRS
Haven Satterley left a message on March 27, 2024:
Fly high Riley
Tonny Schatz left a message on March 27, 2024:
Chris, I don't know what to say. This is a tragedy for the family and the community. I'm thinking of you and hoping for better days ahead.
Gaia G. left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Gaia G. lit a candle
Elisabeth Hess left a message on March 27, 2024:
He was everybody's son. For a short time he truly belonged to all of us. And he won't be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. ❤️🙏💐
Gaia G. left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley, I wish your witty, bubbly and overall clearly amazing personality would've gotten to this side of the Atlantic for something other than this tragic incident. We were the same age, both seniors in college, and this was more than enough for me to be struck by your story and to truly hope for the outcome to this case to be completely different. On friday I will be on a flight, and that alone is a valid reason to wear something green to honor you and you life, even though from afar. Rest in peace Riley, I'm sure you would've done great things in life ❤️
Andrea Beedle left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending prayers during this difficult time.
Dana Campbell left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayer and love to the family
Lisa Burch left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest sympathies! My heart breaks with you ! Praying for you all
Cheryle & Matthew Gillan left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. We happened to be in Nashville that same weekend and had left Luke Bryan’s Bar about an hour before everything happend. We were committed to find out what happened to Riley and continously checked daily and most days multiple times for updates. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Ramona Wood left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss, I will keep you in my prayers
Leeann Rodriguez left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Leeann Rodriguez lit a candle
Jamie Danels left a message on March 27, 2024:
Condolences for Riley’s family. RIP Riley 💚🕊️fly high in the arms of Jesus. You will be missed by all who knew you and by those that you didn’t know but made a huge impact in our lives. We love you.
michelle lawrey left a message on March 27, 2024:
So much love to the families of this beautiful soul. I hope you are able to find peace in your memories. The whole country is with you all, he will not be forgotten.
Patricia Morse left a message on March 27, 2024:
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close during your time of grief.
Tracy from Ohio left a message on March 27, 2024:
I didnt know him personally but his story captured my heart. Such a beautiful soul taken to soon. Prayers of strength to the family.
Ivana left a message on March 27, 2024:
I want to send my condolences to Riley’s family. I do not know him personally but this story has touched my heart. I am from Nashville. I am so sorry that this happened.
Debbie Dorshorst left a message on March 27, 2024:
I as so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts and there are no words to give you comfort. I think of you daily. Sending my heartfelt condolences to your family.
Sarah Wendland left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sarah Wendland lit a candle
Rhonda Gandy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for you all
Mrs barnett left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending many prayers and condolences to your friends and family. May god bless them all and fly high .
Roseanne O' Driscoll left a message on March 27, 2024:
Reading about Riley's life, only confirmed what my heart knew the moment I saw him. That he was a beautiful, gentle soul, who brought love and kindness wherever he went. Sending love and strength to his family. Regards, Roseanne - Ireland.
Gregg Sweeney left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Gregg Sweeney lit a candle
Bethany Escobar left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Bethany Escobar lit a candle
Emily Devlin left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in Heavenly peace riley
Brian Shadid left a message on March 27, 2024:
I want to share my deepest sympathy and prayers. This has pulled at my heart. I wish I could do more to give. But I can send my prayers to the family and friends of Riley. May God watch over all you of in this difficult time, give peace that Riley is now watching over you all.
Al left a message on March 27, 2024:
Mizzou loves you Riley. Many did not have the opportunity to know you, yet you have still impacted our lives. Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and peers. Rest in peace💚💛🖤.
DARREN BREWER left a message on March 27, 2024:
MICHELLE I HAVE NOT TALKED TO YOU FOR MANY YEARS BUT I WANTED TO SAY I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS
Jessica Barlow left a message on March 27, 2024:
I followed Riley’s story and he touched so many lives. He showed just how beautiful the power of prayer can be! Praying for this sweet family!
Emily Nash left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Emily Nash lit a candle
Tamara Balliet left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express. May he rest in peace.
Sherry left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for you and your family. May you be surrounded by angels.
Colleen Funderburk left a message on March 27, 2024:
Deepest sympathy 🙏
Kelsi Maronge left a message on March 27, 2024:
My condolences to Rileys family in this time🥺 May he Rest in Peace🙏 I live In Lousiana but i kept up with this story!
Elikapeka left a message on March 27, 2024:
Peace coming to you from Georgia
Gail Reed left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss
Brenda from Canada left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley has touched my heart forever, even though I never met him. Love and giant hugs to all of Riley's family and friends. Thinking of you all
Dawn LaRose left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Dawn LaRose lit a candle
Roberta left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart aches for all of you! May God wrap his loving arms around you (((HUGS)))
Amy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Riley captured so many of our hearts..
Makayla left a message on March 27, 2024:
Followed the story of you missing prayed for you everyday now I light this candle and continue to pray for the family! Rest in peace sweet young man! Forever 22
Jill Wagner left a message on March 27, 2024:
God has wrapped his loving arms around Riley and brought him home. God Bless his Mother and family, your loss is heartbreaking
Kayla C left a message on March 27, 2024:
Oh, Riley. How you have touched the lives and hearts of many people, myself included, and you have brought so many people together. You were a definite shining light in this world and you will be missed by many. My heart, love and prayers go out to the family of Riley Strain.
Love from Iowa left a message on March 27, 2024:
We didn't know Riley, but we were in Nashville the weekend he went missing. We arrived on that Friday night, but we didn't run into him or see him out. We've been following the story and hoping for a positive outcome. I am so sorry for your family. We have twin daughters who are also 22. Riley looked like the sweetest, most compassionate person. My heart breaks for you all. I hope God gives you the strength to get through this.
Ephraim Bates III left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending your family love from Vaughn Georgia.
Stephanie left a message on March 27, 2024:
We all followed Riley and prayed for his safe return, my heart breaks for all those that loved him. I pray you find peace.
Rachel Edlin left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for your family
MTiner left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. I can’t imagine your pain. Jesus is holding him tight and he will never have to experience evil/pain again. Although your life on earth will never be the same please draw near to the Lord for he has Riley now and you have an angel watching over you. One day you will reunite with him and what a glorious day that will be.
Sydney shea left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sydney shea lit a candle
From Kentucky left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for you all daily from Kentucky 💚🙏
Misty Cabrales left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart hurts for all the friends and family. As a mother with children of this age. I'm so so sorry for such a tragic loss. Riley will live on in so many hearts more than we can really imagine. May he rest in peace 🕊️
Jennifer left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jennifer lit a candle
Jen left a message on March 27, 2024:
You have touched countless lives including my own. I pray daily for your family and friends. Sending much love.
Saunders Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Saunders Family lit a candle
Cheryl left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for peace and comfort for the family and friends.
Kitty canter left a message on March 27, 2024:
I seen on the news a few weeks ago I'm out in the story when Riley's train went missing right after Luke Bryan's bar in Nashville made him leave the night of March the 8th 2024 my heart goes out to Riley's family and his parents and for all his loved ones and to all of his friends that loved him and cared about him you all are in my thoughts and prayers
Cheryl Raines left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley, this nation loved you and prayed for you. We are so sorry you are gone. We now pray for your family and loved ones who will keep your memory alive! God bless you all!
Candice Jaman left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley. Like many others I had not known Riley personally, but I followed every day, hoping for his safe return. As a mother of a boy close to his age, my heart breaks for his mother and the rest of the family, friends, and loved ones that loved this sweet young man. My sincere condolences sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Susan in Arkansas left a message on March 27, 2024:
Just someone who grew to love and mourn your precious Riley. I believe with my whole heart he was an Earth Angel. I also believe his life will have a massive impact. Fly High Riley and my deepest sympathies to the family, especially to Mom & Dad.
Ashley left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for family and friends during this difficult time and for the days to come
Michelle left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for your family. 🙏🙏
Jamie Tomas left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss! He captivated a lot of people !! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Katie left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Katie lit a candle
Rebecca Sersen left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for peace & comfort for all the family & friends. May he RIP.
Ynetta Eckert left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am praying for Riley’s family.
Connie Essary left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley I didn't know but I pray for your family for peace and comfort
Abby left a message on March 27, 2024:
prayers to the Strain family in the difficult time. There are no words that can express the depth of sorrow I feel for your loss. Your precious son’s memory will forever remain in our hearts and may his memory continue to shine forever.
Beverly & Ray Rieder left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our hearts are hurting so bad for all of you. Just know he is safe and in the best arms ever now🙏🏼💙🌠 Angels are with the families now💔
Angela Brown left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. Like many others Riley's story has touched my heart. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Kimberly Wilson left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kimberly Wilson lit a candle
Teresa Vermillion left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley will be missed by so many around the world. Prayers for the family and friends as they go through a heartbreaking time. Watch over your family and friends in heaven Riley.
Sheryl Jones left a message on March 27, 2024:
God bless your family. Prayers for strength and perseverance during this time and going forward. Sheryl
Amber Ayers left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss! He seemed like a sweet young man!
Grace left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Grace lit a candle
Annette Riley left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Annette Riley lit a candle
The Garrett's from Tennessee left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for momma and all the family. May God give you the peace and comfort for all the days until you meet your baby again. Much love.
Alyssa Nichols left a message on March 27, 2024:
My sincere condolences to the family. He sounded like a wonderful man.
Brigitta Brannon left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending continued prayers to the family and friends of Riley.
Katherine left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss .even though I never met you my heart is broken.fly high riley
Tina Halling left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tina Halling lit a candle
The Cordray Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, The Cordray Family lit a candle
Dana Veselske left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences to you all. Mother to mother i am sending heartfelt strength to you and your family. Fly high ❤️
Teresa Radford left a message on March 27, 2024:
RIP. My deepest sympathy to Riley's family and friends. May God comfort and bless you.
Sandra Bultman left a message on March 27, 2024:
As with everyone. My deepest sympathies to your family. This young man's story touched everyone around the world. He will not be forgotten. He will be the change. You all became a part of all of our families. From Greenwood Indiana Sandra
Juli Cushman left a message on March 27, 2024:
My sincere condolences to the family & friends that Riley left behind. Although i only known you from TikTok, i quickly thought of you like a little brother. Your life has touched so many lives. May the Lord keep you in His loving arms. Your light continues to shine bright.... Rest in Peace.
Janet G Donald left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Riley and his family.
Sha left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending Much love and prayers from Tennessee.
Gia Andreani left a message on March 27, 2024:
Me deepest condolences sending you strength & prayer.
Myah left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and healing in knowing he is safe now❤️
Sherrie Holderfield left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley even though I didn't know you I lived through those tragic 2 weeks I come to love you and your family and I prayed you would be found safe but now my heart breaks for your precious Mom and your family the world came together for those 2 weeks in love to end so horribly now your safe in the arms of our Heavenly father but we're still grieving the loss that should have never happened. #FLY HIGH RILEY WE WI NEVER FORGET YOU💚
Dana left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart breaks for your dear parents, family, and friends. Lots of love to them
Lexie left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in peace sweet Riley. 🩷
Tia left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Riley. The deep love for this young man from his family and his smile caught the attention of my mother heart. I can tell from his pictures that he lived a good life, full of love, family, and friendship. What an amazing legacy he achieved. Much love and peace to you. I know you will see him again.
Tracey Dole left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tracey Dole lit a candle
Mitt and Carole Dragosljvich left a message on March 27, 2024:
This beautiful young man will be cherished in the hearts of many for years to come.
Krissie Bowen left a message on March 27, 2024:
Ryley touched so many lives..lives of people he never knew..RIP Riley...
Tanya left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tanya lit a candle
Annabella left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Annabella lit a candle
Patty T. (MA) left a message on March 27, 2024:
💚So very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. 💚
Staggs left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers from Tennessee
Margo left a message on March 27, 2024:
I Did not know Riley personally and it's so unfortunate that the world has come to know this sweet kind soul in this circumstance, Riley will be remembered him through his clearly beautiful and passionate ways, a beautiful person, this is evident by the word's of those who knew him. My heart is with those who are grieving Riley, May your heart be filled with the beautiful memories of your happy and loved boy forever 💚💚 Fly high Riley, You are loved. 💚
Joni skinner left a message on March 27, 2024:
I followed everyday every night on social media praying you would be found safe but god had better plans for you . fly high sweet angel. prayers for your family from Kentucky
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C.Spicer left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our hearts are with you from Nashville, TN.
The Williams Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Gone too soon leaving behind a legacy full of love and kindness.
Kristin Knolton left a message on March 27, 2024:
I pray for healing on this family, I couldn’t imagine this tragedy. My prayers and love go out to Riley, friends & family.
Kim P left a message on March 27, 2024:
May your never ending angel light be with your family and friends always. RIP beautiful Riley💚🙏🏻💚🙏🏻
Emmelie left a message on March 27, 2024:
Fly high, sweet Riley. 💚 I was one of many who followed the search in hope that you would be found safe. My heart goes out to your loved ones. Your light will always be lit. Prayers from Sweden to your family and friends.
Elaine Clark left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart hurts for your family. I'll be praying for you, as I have been since that night. May God give you peace with the memories you have of your dear son
Janet Hartmann left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry this happened to this wonderful young man. It seems like it was so preventable. I hope people are talking to their kids telling them to never leave someone alone in a strange place when they have been out. And I myself will try to help any person I see alone that looks confused or like they may need assistance. Riley I didn't know you but I have followed this story and cried and prayed for you like one of my own.
Anonymous left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for your family
Christine left a message on March 27, 2024:
May those you left behind find comfort, strength and your loving presence to help guide them through this difficult time till one day they are reunited with you again ♡ Rest in Peace Riley
Lisa marie left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley has touched many hearts across the nation. Our condolences The Oakley family
Kim P left a message on March 27, 2024:
There are no words for this unspeakable tragedy. I followed Riley’s story constantly and prayed so hard for a better outcome. God had bigger plans for Riley and now he has earned his angel wings. I send my deepest sympathy to the entire Strain family. Fly high Riley and continue to look over your mama and your entire family. A beautiful soul taken way too soon. RIP 🙏🏻💚
Jennifer Pattee left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jennifer Pattee lit a candle
Chrissy Blancett left a message on March 27, 2024:
I followed this story for St. Louis and prayed for Riley and his family daily. As a mom of 2 teenage boys, this hit me hard. I will never forget this young man, whom I never met. I will continue to pray for his family and hope they find comfort in his wonderful memories.
Stephanie Shields left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry about what has happened to Riley. I followed this story from day one and felt as though Riley was my own child. I am so heartbroken over this. Your family will always be a part of Nashville. You are not alone Nashville is standing behind you. We love each and everyone of you.
Tara left a message on March 27, 2024:
You were loved by so many continue to rest in peace. Never forgotten.
Phyllis Harper/ Trina Deforge left a message on March 27, 2024:
My daughter and I would like to extend our condolences to Riley's Parents and Family! Praying for God comfort during this very difficult time! I know God will give you strength. Did not know Riley or his family personally,but just wanted to let them know their are people who really care! Sending love & hugs to all Very sorry for your loss.
gloria skinner left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, gloria skinner lit a candle
Shelbie Lynn left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in paradise sweet boy! You will be greatly missed 💚💚
Annette Hill left a message on March 27, 2024:
May your wonderful memories carry you all through this difficult time. My deepest condolences.
Heather Frisch From Louisiana left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Heather Frisch From Louisiana lit a candle
Jelena Solujic left a message on March 27, 2024:
My biggest condolences for the loss of your beautiful boy. I followed the story from far Toronto, Canada because I also have a wonderful son Riley's age who is in US studying. I want you to know that you are not alone, and that many of us are sending you lots of love during these difficult times . We think about you and your pain and hope that Riley's loss will not be in vain. Please stay strong so you can carry and shine Riley's memory for the whole world to see. RIP Riley.
Cheyenne left a message on March 27, 2024:
R.I.P Riley you will be missed by many sending my condolences prayers and love to his family Cheyenne from Oak Grove KY 💚🙏
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The Dinucci Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss.
Teresa Kittinger left a message on March 27, 2024:
My condolences to Riley's mother and family. Riley is in my heart along with so many people that never knew him. I followed his story from the beginning and joined the FB page to get updates. We are all grieving with you and will never forget Riley.
Madison bowers left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry your alls loss. Riley you had brought the whole world together to help find you. Now that is something I’ve never seen. So many people that didn’t even meet you love you and will continue to pray for you and your family sweet boy. Fly high bub and watch over your family:)
Marcia S. left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Marcia S. lit a candle
Erica and Ashleigh Smith left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for peace and comfort
Jelena Solujic left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences for the lost of your beautiful boy. I followed the story from Toronto Canada and from all Canadians I send you a message of love. You are in our thoughts always. RIP Riley. Beautiful boy.
Erica Smith left a message on March 27, 2024:
To Riley's family, I have followed Riley's story from the beginning and was heartbroken on Friday when he was found. I was glad that you all finally had some closure but heartbroken, for you, as well. My daughter is only a year younger than Riley and is an only child. I just can't imagine how heartbroken all of you are with losing this precious child. I have prayed and prayed for Riley and you, as well. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Please know that your son has touched my heart all the way in North Carolina. He was obviously a very special young man.
Tiffany left a message on March 27, 2024:
To the sweet boy that we never met & stole all our hearts. I will never forget Riley. Prayers to all that knew him. xoxo
Racheal godwin left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm so sorry for rileys family and friends loss I'm sending lots of love and prayers RIP Riley Strain
Kely Nelsen left a message on March 27, 2024:
🙏 Prayers for comfort and healing ❤️🙏. Rest in Heaven Riley 💕
Brenda Buttram left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Brenda Buttram lit a candle
Carol Clarke left a message on March 27, 2024:
My love, prayers and sincere sympathy. I’ve been praying for Riley & you all since day one. Riley will be waiting on you all. Cherish the memories. 💚🙏🌻
Lisa Champion left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for Riley's family and friends. Rest assured so many people were concerned. You lived a vibrant life in the 22 years, as noted in your obituary.
Karen Ellis and Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
As a recent Mizzou mom I’m sending our deepest sympathies to the family and friends. Sending hugs for his momma. Praying for peace and comfort during this sorrowful time.
Shannon Robinson left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shannon Robinson lit a candle
Cathy sharp left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart broke into pieces. I don’t know you all but I am a mother who unfortunately understands what you are feeling. May God wrap his arms around you and give you His peace and understanding in this time of difficulty Prayers for you all. RIP sweet Riley. 🙏🙏🙏
Gloria mejia left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my condolences from Louisiana. May he rest in heavenly peace.
Missy Bridges left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not know Riley personally. I grew to know and love Riley and his family through Facebook. Heaven is much sweeter now. Praying for all of Riley's family and friends. May God comfort you always.
Tonya Renee Ramirez left a message on March 27, 2024:
My warmest condolences 💐 🙏🏻
Shannon Bradburn left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shannon Bradburn lit a candle
Christina keller left a message on March 27, 2024:
Fly High To The Arms Of God 💚 Riley Strain 💚
Hope Redden left a message on March 27, 2024:
May you feel the prayers of those you never have met. We grew to love your boy over those two weeks and we are broken hearted with you. May you feel the love from Primm Springs, TN
Melanie left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences to Riley's loving family & friends from Germany. I followed Riley's tragedy and could barely sleep at night. It almost felt like missing a child of my own. Riley touched so many hearts and brought us all together. Rest in heavenly peace, most beautiful boy in the world 💚
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Joanna left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley made an impact on hearts all over the country. Wishing his family and friends prayers and love during this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in all of your memories of him.
Lorrie Bennett left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley became Nashvilles son too. Please know how much we care. God bless his family and friends . Condolences…
Megan schwarzlose left a message on March 27, 2024:
May he rest in peace💚 Prayers for your family at this time💚🙏🏼
Melanie Robinson left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss prayers to you guys
The Jetel Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our hearts go out to the family of Riley.
m kean left a message on March 27, 2024:
Competing against Kickapoo in high school sports, Rileys story hits close to home. Rolla is praying for Rileys family and friends. Rest in Peace.
Janice Cerdas left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry to hear about the loss of Riley. I followed Riley's case since the first day he was announced missing. My prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort.
Jordan O left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in peace sweet boy 💚
Kat left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you 🙏
Ashleigh Roberts left a message on March 27, 2024:
May you forever rest in paradise. You have touched so many hearts. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family may he comfort them in the days and weeks to come and bless them always.
Sarah Brannon left a message on March 27, 2024:
may god bless this family with strength and healing. prayers from alabama
Rickey Dale Alexander left a message on March 27, 2024:
Tennessee sends you all of our love, support, and prayers
Michelle B left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for you and your family, such an unbelievable loss. 💚
Family Rueda left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley! You are loved by many 💚
Britney Broderick left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Britney Broderick lit a candle
Jessica left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for the loss of this wonderful young man. I did not know him but was fully invested in His story. He will never be forgotten.
Jenny left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences. My thoughts are with the friends and family.
Debby left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley's whole family is in my thoughts and prayers 🙏
Kim Fleming left a message on March 27, 2024:
My sincere condolences. You all are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 RIP RIley
Cheryl Hobbs left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my condolences to Riley's family and friends. I know this has been a difficult time. But just know that even though I couldn't be there to help, I said many prayers. And still am.
Debi Fotheringham left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sincere heartfelt condolences to Riley’s Mom, family & friends - our thoughts & prayers with you fm NJ
Lori Gauthier left a message on March 27, 2024:
May you forever be in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 Prayers for comfort and healing ❤️🙏. Rest in Heaven Riley 💕
Veronica Evans left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my condolences to Riley’s family during this difficult time 🙏🏾💚💚
Adamson Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Adamson Family lit a candle
Colleen Howard left a message on March 27, 2024:
My condolences to your family. Riley is now in the hearts of so many people that never had the privilege to meet him in person. We are all grieving with you and will never forget your son.
Colleen Johnson left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am very sorry for your loss, everyone is here for you, and the community loves you and stands with you. Riley will forever watch over you all <3
Alayna Martin left a message on March 27, 2024:
Love from Pa!
Tera Borrero left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for his entire family. 🙏
Christy left a message on March 27, 2024:
My condolences to this family!! Riley truly touch lot of people. This whole thing has brought back my faith in humanity. My hearts for his momma. I pray for strength for you everyday.
Kevin Ford left a message on March 27, 2024:
Thoughts and Prayers
Kari Tolander left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences to Riley's family & friends. I have a son close to Riley's age and Riley's story hit deep in my heart. Even though I did not know Riley my heart is broken for his family. He sounds like such a wonderful kid that was raised with a family full of love. I will be hugging my kids tight over the holiday weekend and praying for Riley's family as they grieve the loss of such a wonderful young man. May god wrap his arms around you and help you find peace during this difficult time.
Edra left a message on March 27, 2024:
Although I didn't have the privilege of meeting Riley , my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Especially his Mother . Hugs and comfort to you Mom .
Morgan cullen left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for your family
diamond braun left a message on March 27, 2024:
howdy from texas. my heart truly breaks for you guys, never in my life did I ever think I would be so determined about someone, I don’t even personally know. I would wake up in the middle of the night, get on my phone and see if there was any new updates. I would watch lives every single day, and would pray that this boy would be found safe, and unharmed. When I found out the news, I was devastated, and can’t even imagine how you guys are feeling. I hope that you guys have some peace, and some comfort Knowing that your boy is found. Riley really showed me, and the rest of the world, that there’s still good people in this crazy world. Myself, and others we’re doing anything that they possibly could to bring your boy home. My thoughts, and my prayers are with you guys.💚💚💚💚💚💚
Tonnya Barton left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tonnya Barton lit a candle
Tammy left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Donna left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences to Riley’s parents, family and friends. Praying you find peace and comfort in your memories of this wonderful young man. As a mother of a daughter at Mizzou, I felt such a deep connection to Riley and share the sadness of his loss. As his mom requested, I hugged my daughter extra tight. May Riley rest in peace. 💚
Krissy Holmes - Florida left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m truly saddened by this loss, it captured my heart from the beginning. I hope the family gets the peace they deserve and continue praying for this beautiful family. 💚
Christina Shumaker left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. From one momma to another.
Breanna left a message on March 27, 2024:
You are truly missed by us all 💔🫶
Miranda N Martin left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for Riley’s family and loved ones.
Melissa Bell (Tennessee) left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss, although I never got the pleasure of meeting Riley, he was a beautiful soul that touched my heart. Fly high Riley, my prayers are with the family.
Ben, Thea, and Tanner Bullock left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Ben, Thea, and Tanner Bullock lit a candle
The Chambers Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, The Chambers Family lit a candle
Amber Plemones left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our hearts ache for your loss.
Ginny T left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley brought the good out in so many people....we prayed along with you all, everyday. Nashville fell in love with him and our hearts are breaking for you all. May God bring peacefulness as only He can....wrapping you tightly, comforting you, as if a warm, soft blanket is around your shoulders.... as you rest in the hope that we will all be together in eternity.
Pam Hinson left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Riley, but I feel like I did. He has touched my heart these last few weeks and he has made a difference in all our lives. He will always be remembered as someone who loved life and who brought out the good in others. Rest in peace, Riley. Continued prayers for his wonderful family and friends!
Kim Williams left a message on March 27, 2024:
I followed Riley’s story from NC and watched how many people from all walks of life, came together to help search for Riley. His story was seen by millions of people and left a nation mourning after two weeks of endless searches by volunteers, and well known agencies that went to Nashville to help in his search. We will never forget his beautiful smile and his amazing support from his family and friends that were determined to find him and bring him home. Riley will always hold a special place in America’s heart for all that knew him and followed his disappearance. Praying for peace and comfort for his family in the coming days. Riley Strain will live on through you and remain a part of the hearts of many people across America that prayed for all of you during this difficult time! 💚 💚
Annabelle Owens left a message on March 27, 2024:
I never met him but I can’t wait to have the blessing of meeting him in heaven 🙏🏻 Riley, you truly touched the world. And to Riley’s family, I promise I am thinking and praying for you guys every day. Till y’all meet again!!! 🙏🏻
Donna left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart hurts for your family. I can’t imagine the pain you are having to endure. I know this wasn’t the outcome you were hoping for and I am so sorry for your loss. Riley has touched so many hearts including mine and so has your family. You are in my prayers 🫶
Karen rosenthal left a message on March 27, 2024:
May his memory be a blessing always. My heartfelt condolences
Amber left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss 💚
Marty, Wendy, Hayden, Harrison, Henleben left a message on March 27, 2024:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Tomieka Defoe left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not personally know this beautiful soul but as the rest of the nation, felt as though I did. I prayed every night, cried many tears and had sleepless nights as the search to find him went on. I send my deepest and most heart felt condolences and prayers to his family and friends. May Riley rest in peace and watch over you all. #forever22
Alexis Phillips left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Alexis Phillips lit a candle
Nikki - Mizzou Mom left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for you and sending much love to you! May your memories help bring you peace in later days. Until then, I'll pray for strength for you to make it through these difficult days. Riley will never be forgotten and he will live on in all the change inspired by him.
Tammy Wright left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tammy Wright lit a candle
Russ A. left a message on March 27, 2024:
My prayers go out to all of the family. I live in Birmingham, AL. and I followed this story all the way to the end and I feel like I know the whole family. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Stay strong and lean on God for strength.
The Cornell’s left a message on March 27, 2024:
Our hearts and thoughts are with the friends and family of Riley~ May you find peace ..
Michelle White left a message on March 27, 2024:
My sincere condolences to the family. Prayers for the family 🙏🏻
Melanie left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences to the Strain family and friends. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💔
Lori Shields left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for your family!
Vickie Crain left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in peace Riley 💚. Prayers and hugs from St Louis.
Lizzzyoh left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry. My condolences to the family.
LORI VOLLMER left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am sorry for your lost of your son I know how you feel I lost my hack 2006 be be truely miss I sorry loved one be gone he be always a angel looking down from heaven
Tina Neal left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kim lit a candle
Lori left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest sympathy to the entire Riley Strain family. My heart aches for you all. Even through I didnot know Riley have shed so many tears and keep asking why God. Prayed so hard for another outcome for your sweet Riley. His sweet smile will never be forgotten. He has touch so many hearts. Heaven has gained one special angel. Rest in peace Riley and may perpetual life shine upon him. You will never be forgotten. Hugging your mom and dad tightly tonight. My deepest sympathy to the entire Riley Strain family. My heart aches for you all. Even through I didnot know Riley have shed so many tears and keep asking why God. Prayed so hard for another outcome for your sweet Riley. His sweet smile will never be forgotten. He has touch so many hearts. Heaven has gained one special angel. Rest in peace Riley and may perpetual life shine upon him. You will never be forgotten. Hugging your mom and dad tightly My deepest sympathy to the entire Riley Strain family. My heart aches for you all. Even through I didnot know Riley have shed so many tears and keep asking why God. Prayed so hard for another outcome for your sweet Riley. His sweet smile will never be forgotten. He has touch so many hearts. Heaven has gained one special angel. Rest in peace Riley and may perpetual life shine upon him. You will never be forgotten. Hugging your mom tightly tonight 💚💚💚
Erika watt left a message on March 27, 2024:
Many prayers to your beautiful family. Riley was so loved by so many 🙏🏼🤍
Donna Suter left a message on March 27, 2024:
I live in Nashville & followed Riley’s disappearance, while holding hope he would be found ok & come home to his family. I’m so very sorry it turned out this way. Know you, his family, made us all know who Riley was & I only wish I had met him in person. I know Nashville will never forget Riley.
Angela from Va left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss momma. My son is the same age and is named Rylee. I cried with you daily and prayed so hard he would be found not hurt. Prayers to you and all his family.
Kim Ann Ryan left a message on March 27, 2024:
From one grieving mother to another. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Riley.. My heartfelt prayers are with you. Kim A Ryan Gold Star Mom to Ryan N Kettell Sunrise 12. 23. 94 Sunset 6. 9. 18
Sharon Switzer left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sorry for your loss may gods healing hands heal the pain.
Linda Mullans left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending deepest sympathies to the family! Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.
Kristin Jackson left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Kristin Jackson lit a candle
Danielle Black left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. This was a heartbreaking story. Sending prayers to all. 🙏
Joseph Thomas Ledford left a message on March 27, 2024:
May God bring peace to his family and friends.
Wendy left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss, his light shined very bright it will always shine in your ❤️
Jessica McPhail left a message on March 27, 2024:
Deepest condolences to Rileys family. I did not know him personally. I followed his story and him and your family look like kind, wonderful people and I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the memories bring you peace and comfort. With love from Canada.
Kim Jackson left a message on March 27, 2024:
RIP Riley, a bright light gone too soon. Love and light & prayers to his mother and family.
Sandy left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss…I followed this story and was so hurt by the outcome…your son reminded me of my Grandson, handsome boy and I felt like I knew him…I can tell he was a great person…Prayers to you and your family as you continue this life with your son in your heart💚
Cindy left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences to Riley's family and friends during this very difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. Cindy Wygant Charlotte Tennessee
Judy Shipley and Family left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for Riley’s friends and family for peace and comfort at this time and always. Please know Riley touched many people’s lives and he is with you always 🥀🙏🥀 🕯
Lauren Walsh left a message on March 27, 2024:
To Riley's mum, I am a Mum of a 22 year old son and I've been following his story and praying for Riley every day in hopes of him going home to you. I am so sorry and send you a huge hug from Massachusetts. Lauren
Michele Branham left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your precious son. I live in Nashville and prayed every single day for Riley to be found safe and to come home to all of you. His smile captured my heart and I guess I was so deeply concerned and invested because his relationship with his mom reminded me of my own relationship with my son. My heart hurts so deeply for his family and all who loved him. You could literally feel the love for Riley from his parents and Chris Dingman with every press conference that was held. I know words do very little, but I do hope, in some small way, it brings you some comfort to know complete strangers were so touched by Riley and his story and that you, the family, are continually being prayed for. I send my love, hugs and prayers from Nashville to you all. RIP Riley, you will not be forgotten.
Dana Hart left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not know this young man but I just know the world lost a beautiful soul. Rest in peace.
Dawn-Missouri left a message on March 27, 2024:
💚 Holding you all up in prayer. 💚
Marina Gutierrez left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending lots of love and prayers to the family. May you find comfort and strength through the memories you shared and god grant you healing and peace in days ahead.
Susie from GA left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley's Light will Shine Forever and Ever.
Christine Patterson left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Christine Patterson lit a candle
Michael sims left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Michael sims lit a candle
Katie albert left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for your loss. May Riley reside in paradise!! Don't worry mama he will be there with arms wide open when it's your time. From Carrollton Missouri 💚
Amber left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Amber lit a candle
Kerrie left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry, the world it seems lost a bright spirit that many will miss.
Taylor Richardson left a message on March 27, 2024:
I want to send my deepest sympathies/condolences to everyone who loved Riley. I know at this time you are dealing with the most raw and painful emotions due to dealing with a tragic loss. I hope you find peace knowing the world loved him.
Sarah Parsons left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Sarah Parsons lit a candle
Barbara Wildes, Nashville, TN left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Barbara Wildes, Nashville, TN lit a candle
Maddy Baker left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Maddy Baker lit a candle
Brandy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers to his family and friends.
Lynette Conquest left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry this happened to this baby! He will be forever in the hearts of many! Praying for his mom, the rest of his family and his friends! My heart aches for his mom so much! We will hug our babies for you sweet lady! 💔💚
Holly left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for all you’re going through. God bless!
Sandra Hausman left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm from Hermitage TN and followed your sons story. I just want to let you know many prayers where asked. Being a parent of a wonderful son I could not imagine what you've gone through. Many prayers and peace for all your family.
Amy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in peace Sweet Riley
Mary Spencer left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family from Columbia Kentucky.
Kelby Cobb left a message on March 27, 2024:
All of our prayers and condolences are with the Strain family 🕊️
Lindsey Bailey left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lindsey Bailey lit a candle
Krista Winter left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart is with you all!! Riley sure has made an impact on this world! May this light shine brightly for him & give you peace.
Sharon Andrews left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley your smile was beautiful .You touched our lives and heart of TN Natives . We send our prayers and love to your family. We sorry for there loss. May you Memories live on in the hearts of your loved ones family andb, friends and and all the people that your life touched .
David left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm from Kentucky I'm sorry for your loss praying for you guys
Shane left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in Peace Riley. I pray for peace and healing for the Family and friends. So tragic to lose such a clearly amazing Soul. I wish wish I had known him.
Kristin left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. This story broke my heart. I will be praying for your family for the hard days ahead.
Kimberly Jessie left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for the family
Shaina Cabra left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for the family.
Jody demers left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers are said everyday 🙏
Petra Phoumavong left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest In Peace Riley 💚
Susie from GA left a message on March 27, 2024:
Deepest condolences to Riley's loved ones. Like so many others I followed the story and held out Hope but God had other plans. Also like so many others was heartbroken even though I didn't know Riley or his family. Hold onto your Faith during this very difficult time and let the wonderful memories sustain you in the days, months and years to come. His Spirit will be with you Always. Although I won't be able to attend his memorial I'll be wearing Green on Friday in his memory. RIH Riley knowing you feel all the Love.
Suzanne Dutton left a message on March 27, 2024:
To Riley’s Family, I didn’t “know” Riley, but following his story and his family & friends so closely for the past several weeks, I certainly feel like I did. I’ve kept him & your family in my every day thoughts & prayers. He was loved by so many and seemed to just always be full of life. It’s incredible to me that he & his story brought together 70K+ strangers across the country! He forever touched so many strangers hearts!! I will continue to pray for your family and hope that all the memories you made with this incredible young man help you through this very difficult time. My house is still lit up with green lights! RIP sweet Riley💚💚We will never forget you❣️ Suzanne Dutton Harsens Island, MI
Suzanne Dutton left a message on March 27, 2024:
To Riley’s Family, I didn’t “know” Riley, but following his story and his family & friends so closely for the past several weeks, I certainly feel like I did. I’ve kept him & your family in my every day thoughts & prayers. He was loved by so many and seemed to just always be full of life. It’s incredible to me that he & his story brought together 70K+ strangers across the country! He forever touched so many strangers hearts!! I will continue to pray for your family and hope that all the memories you made with this incredible young man help you through this very difficult time. My house is still lit up with green lights! RIP sweet Riley💚💚We will never forget you❣️
Melanie Arce left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm so sorry for your loss but I'm sure Riley is watching over you , and will protect you from above. God always takes the best ones, and from what I've seen, Riley was one of a kind.
Sybil Tew left a message on March 27, 2024:
My 💔is broken for your loss of Riley. May God be with you and comfort you through this sad time. ♥️🙏
Brandi Martin left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers
Pam Sophie left a message on March 27, 2024:
My most heartfelt condolences go out to all his family and friends. From one Mo momma to another, Michelle, I send big giant ((HUGS)) My prayers are with you. I will always remember your boy. Thanks for sharing him with us. 💚
Melanie left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss. So heartbroken for you. Prayers for Riley’s family and friends from Georgia.
Jessica Bell left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jessica Bell lit a candle
Tara left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers and condolences to the family of Riley. I have prayed diligently from the beginning. I never met him, but he reminds me so much of my 21 year old son. I pray now for peace.
Macenzie left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss
Brandalyn Villa left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I was only told recently that we were Family, I just wish I could have actually known you in life instead of last minute. My heart goes out to each person who knew you. So Go rest high on that mountain, son your work on earth is done.
Mary Beth Browning left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending prayers for peace and comfort from Nashville
Jon Whitney left a message on March 27, 2024:
R.I.P. Riley ~
Jon Whitney left a message on March 27, 2024:
Just another heartbroken Nashvillian mourning the loss of a bright young man whose light burned out way too soon. Prayers for your entire family and network of friends. R.I.P. Riley.
Roanoke, Virginia left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers
Roy Francis left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss I will pray for your family
Jacob campbell left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jacob campbell lit a candle
Joanna Ashmore left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart breaks for Riley’s mom, Michelle, & his family & good friends. 💔 We never know when God will call us home. Michelle, it’s so wonderful that Riley FaceTime’d & text you that day that things went so wrong! It’s so wonderful that said so many people have said we could feel the love you had for each other. One last thing, I hope your words will encourage parents to always tell their kids they love them. May God bless y’all!!!🙏🏻 Sincerely, Joanna Ashmore from Meadville, MS
Michael mannis left a message on March 27, 2024:
Lit candle for Riley Strain 🕊️ 💚
Carlene Waller left a message on March 27, 2024:
There are simply no earthly words to bring the comfort you seek. As a native of Nashville I wish to express how profoundly sorry we are for your loss. I will continue to pray for you as the days pass and the memory of Riley will stay with me as long as there is breath in my body. I truly believe as does Jesus, Riley waits for you in heaven. I leave you with these words, in hope that they will provide you some guidance along this terrible path you now find yourselves on. "I am a parent. I am a bereaved parent. My child died, and this is my reluctant path. It is not a path of my choice, but it is a path I must walk mindfully and with intention. It is a journey through the darkest night of my soul, and it will take time to wind through the places that scare me. Every cell in my body aches and longs to be with my beloved child. On days when grief is loud, I may be impatient, distracted, frustrated, and unfocused. I may get angry more easily, or I may seem hopeless. I will shed many, many, many tears. I won’t smile as often as my old self. Smiling hurts now. Most everything hurts some days, even breathing. But please, just sit beside me. Say nothing. Do not offer a cure. Or a pill, or a word, or a potion. Witness my suffering and do not turn away from me. Please be gentle with me. And I will try to be gentle with me too. I will not ever "get over" my child’s death so please do not urge me down that path. Even on days when grief is quiescent, when it is not standing loudly in the foreground, even on days when I am even able to smile again, the pain is just beneath the surface. There are days when I still feel paralyzed. My chest feels the sinking weight of my child’s absence and, sometimes, I feel as if I will explode from the grief. Losing my child affects me in so many ways: as a parent, and human being. It affects every aspect of me: spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are days when I barely recognize myself in the mirror anymore. Grief is as personal to me as my fingerprint. Don't tell me how I should or shouldn’t be grieving or that I should or shouldn’t “feel better by now.” Don't tell me what's right or wrong. I am doing it my way, in my time. If I am to survive this, I must do what is best for me. My understanding of life will change, and a different meaning of life will slowly evolve. What I knew to be true or absolute or real or fair about the world has been challenged so I'm finding my way, moment-to-moment in this new place. Things that once seemed important to me are barely thoughts any longer. I notice life's suffering more- hungry children, widows and widowers, the homeless and the destitute, a parent’s harsh voice toward their child- or an elderly person struggling with the door. There are so many things about the world which I now struggle to understand: Why do our loved ones die? There are some questions, I've learned, which are simply unanswerable. As time passes, I may gain gifts, and treasures, and insights but anything gained was too high a cost when compared to what was lost. Perhaps, one day, when I am very, very old, I will say that time has truly helped to heal my broken heart. But always remember that not a second of any minute of any hour of any day passes when I am not aware of the presence of my child’s absence, no matter how many years lurk over my shoulder. Do not forget to say, “How are you really feeling...?” Do not forget that even if my heart still beats, it aches for the one who is not here —for I am never quite complete without my child. My child may have died; but my love - and my vows to him- never will." – Dr. Joanne Cacciatore
Becky Longing left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Becky Longing lit a candle
Tracy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sorry for your loss
Nancy M Kaiser left a message on March 27, 2024:
To Riley's Family, I have followed Riley's story for the past few weeks and my heart goes out to all of you. I have kept Riley and his family in my heart and prayers. May your memories of Riley sustain you during this very difficult time and know that people from around the USA are thinking and praying for the entire family. May Peace and Love surround you. Rest in Peace Dear Riley. Nancy Kaiser Beverly, Massachusetts
Tracy mchugh left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 your in my thoughts and prayers
Alivia left a message on March 27, 2024:
I and many others are thinking of Riley and his family. I hope the family is showered in his love and light.
Julianna left a message on March 27, 2024:
Rest in sweet, sweet paradise Riley ❤️ You will be forever remembered, and will forever have an impact on so many people.
Melanie Pullam left a message on March 27, 2024:
I do not know your family or Riley but just know, his story broke my heart. I pray for your comfort as you go through this difficult time.
Fani González left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Fani González lit a candle
Jean Roden left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m a Native Nashvillian. I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet son, Riley. I woke up each morning after that Friday night, hoping to see him on my way to work- not far from the last video. I’m not alone in the looking, however; us Moms particularly, took Riley & your family into our hearts as we were updated daily and searched for the newest report. I have 3 children, 2 around Riley’s age and I have no words that describe how I’ve felt. I am in awe of the strength you each displayed while going through this and I hope that the Nashvillians you came in contact with were kind and helpful. I would like nothing more than to hug each of you- including Chris Dingman- and let you know how sorry this mother is that your family is having to endure this. With much love.
Keri Wilson left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for the family
Rhianna left a message on March 27, 2024:
💚💚Rest in Peace, Sweet child. I've never prayed for someone I didn't know as much as I prayed for you. I'm so sorry!
Debra Jean Manning left a message on March 27, 2024:
Iam so sorry for your loss of Riley.
Melissa Mckinney left a message on March 27, 2024:
Thinking of the family during this time.
Lisa Tharpe left a message on March 27, 2024:
Praying for all the family.
Debbie Sanderson left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Debbie Sanderson lit a candle
Sharesse Mccullough left a message on March 27, 2024:
I did not know Riley but i found his story on Tik Tok the day after he went missing. He reminded me so much of my brother who is close in age and for a moment i felt like i knew Riley. I followed so closely from morning to night each day. My heart fully wrapped into finding him. My heart broke when he was finally found and my heart breaks so deeply for his family. Sending prayers of comfort and healing from Michigan.
Melissa Bandy left a message on March 27, 2024:
I never knew Riley, but he touched my life so many others, and I will never forget him. Rest in peace sweet boy.
Kerri Shook left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences to the family. He seemed like such a sweet soul, and a blessing. Continued prayers, and I hope the love and memories he left behind help heal your hearts in time. 🙏 ❤️
Barbara Chelette left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Barbara Chelette lit a candle
Ryan Becca and Liam caudle left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Ryan Becca and Liam caudle lit a candle
Julie Berens left a message on March 27, 2024:
Many prayers for comfort 🙏🏻 🕯
Lisa left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Lisa lit a candle
Kimberly Ford Wallace left a message on March 27, 2024:
Love and Prayers. My sincere condolences. Kimberly Ford Wallace
Jen Perry left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Jen Perry lit a candle
Haleigh White left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Leasa Shemonia left a message on March 27, 2024:
Precious Riley… I cannot believe how many lives you have touched. I anxiously awaited every new piece of information that came out from the second I heard your story. I have shed many tears over you even though I never got the chance to meet you. I prayed for you and your family. May your memories always bring a smile to everyone who was blessed to know you. Sending love to your precious family from St. Peters, MO.
DeAnn left a message on March 27, 2024:
I do not know Rylie but he has truly touched my heart! Thoughts and prayers to the family for comfort during this difficult time.
Lisa and Tony Patrico left a message on March 27, 2024:
We are so sorry for your loss and you are all in our prayers. Riley will never be forgotten, forever in our hearts💚💚💚
Teresa Winter left a message on March 27, 2024:
I’m so very sorry for your loss. May this gentle soul rest in peace.
Tonya Lewis left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tonya Lewis lit a candle
Barbara Chelette left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for family & friends
Dana Burtin left a message on March 27, 2024:
God needed Riley more than we did. Prayers that Riley may bring new laws to Nashville. Lots of Love to the family.🙏♥️
Dee Krueger left a message on March 27, 2024:
I followed Riley's story because I have visited the area. I'm so sorry for your loss. Riley died on my birthday so he will forever be remembered.
Jenny left a message on March 27, 2024:
I didn’t personally know Riley, but my thoughts and prayers continue for the family.
The Huston family left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending deepest sympathy from a mizzou alumnus family 🙏🕯
Hannah left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Hannah lit a candle
Tammy Wood left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Tammy Wood lit a candle
Sonia Rivera left a message on March 27, 2024:
Dear Riley, I’m so sadden that his has to be the way for you to go home with our father , I pray that your family is able to get through this with all the support and love around them.. I also want to thank you for your greatness you shared with the world, I know we never met , I see all the love your getting so I know you were special.. To your family always hold on to one thing could never betaken all the beautiful smiles fun times , his hugs , all the laughter, let Riley live through you .. Let his spirit live on through you all. 🙏🏽
Shea woodford left a message on March 27, 2024:
🙏❤️
Janet left a message on March 27, 2024:
Riley and every member of his family have deeply touched our lives. Riley will live in our thoughts and memories forever….continued prayers for his family and friends.
Shannon Brown left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Shannon Brown lit a candle
Elizabeth Johnson left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May your fond memories of Riley ease your pain and provide you comfort and peace. God Bless! Elizabeth Johnson, Nashville, TN.
Melissa H left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending condolences from Tennessee. Fly high Riley. 💚💚We never gave up hope. Wish we could have gotten you home safely. 💚🕯🕊💚
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Wendy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sorry for the loss of Riley, he touched many hearts. Prayers for the family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Prayers from Virginia!
Danna Friedlander left a message on March 27, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss! My daughter was on the trip with her date from Mizzou for the same fraternity formal. This has changed her life, her friends, and our family. Our prayers are with you.
Christin Casey left a message on March 27, 2024:
May the Lord be with you and my deepest condolences with the family , Such a wonderful young man , gone too soon .
Maria D’Almada Remedios left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart and prayers to Riley’s family. I prayed and cried on this tragic journey and your son became everyone’s child during that time. Your heartbreak and pain was visible to all and as a mother I felt it. May your son rest in the living arms of Jesus and May your faith sustain you till you meet again in the heavens.
Brianna Heinen left a message on March 27, 2024:
My deepest condolences, and continued prayers for this family!
Shanna Mendenhall left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my deepest condolences to your family, such a tragedy. May Riley Rest Peacefully Eternally 🙏🏻💙
Shelia Lentz left a message on March 27, 2024:
So very sorry for your family's loss.
Edward Barber left a message on March 27, 2024:
Mr Riley I hope you are at peace Im glad we found you I never gave up up hope I live in Santa Barbara California I had knee surgery otherwise I would have been out there looking for you my sincere condolences to you and your entire family and friends 😔🙏🙏❤️🙏🙏
Stephanie McCall left a message on March 27, 2024:
Hi from SC I didn't know Riley or The Strain family but, I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very difficult time.
Cindi Mitchell left a message on March 27, 2024:
Fly High Riley 💚
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Angela Scism left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Angela Scism lit a candle
Chad Andersen left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending you love from Austin, TX. 💚
Sienna left a message on March 27, 2024:
I never knew you but I’m really sorry…. I live in Nashville and was out driving that night and wish I could’ve helped in anyway but you are at peace now. Rip Riley
Carla Frost left a message on March 27, 2024:
To Riley's family and friends, I'm so sorry. Both my kids passed away, i know the heartache. Just remember God and Riley is always with you.
Anna Armes left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending lots of love and keeping everyone in my prayers! He touched and changed so many hearts and lives. Some words entered my mind last weekend and have kept repeating. “The rain has come and taken its leave, but I will find you in the green”. I don’t think any of us will see that color the same again. He will always be remembered!
Renee Lowe left a message on March 27, 2024:
I continue to pray for Riley’s family and friends 🙏. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jodi Zengel left a message on March 27, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Shelby Palmer left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry this happened to this sweet boy !! I think Riley has touched and taught people a whole lot with his passing ! My thoughts love and prayers are with you all 🙏🫶
Wendy left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for Healing from Michigan 💚💚💚
Tonya Lewis left a message on March 27, 2024:
To the Riley Strain family you are in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. PRAYERS from West Virginia!
Lora Smith left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending my condolences to Rileys family and friends. Sending you all my love, thoughts and prayers from England. May Riley Rest in Pease. Xx
Ruby Langwell left a message on March 27, 2024:
Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your loved one.I pray your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time . Praying for you during this difficult times .God bless you and your family.
Brenda Gibson left a message on March 27, 2024:
So sorry for the tragic loss of your Son - been praying
Magon Frasier left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for the family 💚
Cathy Zumwalt left a message on March 27, 2024:
Sending prayers and hugs to Riley’s family and friends during this difficult time.🙏🙏. Rest in peace Riley.
Karyn Whitley left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Karyn Whitley lit a candle
Augusta Maifeld left a message on March 27, 2024:
During this tragic time Riley became every Mother's & Father's Son. Prayers & thoughts to family & friends. RIP ❤
Holly left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Holly lit a candle
Laura Bailey left a message on March 27, 2024:
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Never before has someone I have never met touched my heart the way all of you have. I will continue to pray for you during these most difficult days and even beyond that, you will be in my heart. Rest peacefully Riley.
Angel Williams left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart hurts so bad for you all. Sending big hugs and lots of love from Nashville💚
Kayla left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers and love to you all.
Emily Brooks left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart is breaking for his family I didn't know Riley but he seemed like a amazing guy. I'm praying for everyone that knew him
Laynie left a message on March 27, 2024:
In memory of Riley Ray Strain, Laynie lit a candle
Keena Coty left a message on March 27, 2024:
My heart hurts for you and your family. Big hugs from afar
Laynie left a message on March 27, 2024:
I'm Laynie in Tennessee, but from the Lake of the Ozarks, I know very well the Springfield and surrounding areas..I can picture every place named. I am sooo incredibly sorry for all of your loss. My son is 28,and this hit me hard,as we waited on word of young Mr. Riley. Rest in Peace child,the lord has you now. Hugh's to your parents 💔💕
Kim Cross left a message on March 27, 2024:
Prayers for the family of Riley