Family holds vigil where missing pair found dead

Posted at 11:33 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 08:11:27-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Dozens of family and friends held a candlelight vigil to remember a young Chula Vista woman, who was found dead along with a man who is believed to be a co-worker, inside a crashed BMW that was found partially submerged and upside down in Otay Lakes Tuesday night, three days after the pair went missing.

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Family confirms the woman in the car is Milyn Chew, 23 of Chula Vista. The man is believed to be her coworker, Aser Elsharkawy. The car pulled from the lake is his BMW, according to the license plate.

The Medical Examiner has not positively identified the bodies.

“There’s so many things to remember about her,” Chew’s grandfather, Tom Bushfield, said after the vigil

“She was a very classy lady. She was very artistic. Her love of animals and children just came through. You just knew she just loved everyone and everything,” Chew’s grandmother, Sandy Bushfield, said.

Men put up a white cross with Chew’s photo on it at the crash site on Otay Lakes Road.

California Highway Patrol officers slowed cars as several dozen people cried and held candles on the side of the road near the cross.

The CHP is investigating the crash. The Medical Examiner will determine how they died.