HAYWARD — It's been 15 years since the 13-year-old's body was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped near the railroad tracks off Huntwood Avenue.
Tuesday night, at that very spot and as they do every year, James Faasisila's family will gather for a memorial service in hopes that someone will come forward with information on what happened to the young teenager.
The gathering, open to the public, is set for 5 p.m. on Huntswood Avenue off Newhall Street near Sorensdale Park, his parents, Pauline and Siosaia Faasisila said.
The boy was last seen riding his bike away from his grandparents' Tennyson Road home the afternoon of Aug. 9, 1999.
His body was found two days later at the Huntwood Avenue site, which was an overgrown patch of shrubs near a homeless encampment.
Police said there were traces in his body of alcohol and GHB, a drug popular in the rave culture with a reputation for rendering users unconscious. The coroner ruled the cause of death as undetermined.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hayward police at 510-293-7034 or Crime Stoppers at 510-293-7197. Callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward.
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.