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Memorial Service Scheduled For Slain Wayland Teen

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A memorial service for the Wayland teenager slain over the holiday weekend has been scheduled. Family and friends will come together on July 16 at First Parish in Wayland to remember 18-year-old Lauren Astley.

The 2011 graduate of Wayland High School was reported missing Sunday after failing to return home from her job at a store at the Natick Collection mall. Her body, with a cut to the neck, was found in a marshy area of town on Monday.

Her former boyfriend, 18-year-old Nathaniel Fujita, is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder.

Lauren's father, Malcolm Astley, says the service will include songs, readings and poems.

Malcolm Astley says he has been in touch with Fujita's parents and they share each other's anguish.

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