Vigil planned for Forsyth County teacher found dead at Kernersville Lake Park

Krishawn Jamar Noble's body was found in the lake at Kernersville Lake Park on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

Krishawn Jamar Noble's body was found in the lake at Kernersville Lake Park on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A vigil is planned for a Forsyth County teacher who was found dead in a lake after being reported missing.

A vigil for 23-year-old Krishawn Jamar Noble is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday at the clock tower on Winston-Salem State University’s campus. Noble graduated from WSSU earlier this year.

“Krishawn was a promising young man with a bright future,” said WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson. “He undoubtedly would have been an exceptional teacher and mentor for young people. We share in the heartbreak of his family and friends.”

Noble’s body was found at about 6:30 p.m. Friday and identified by family members, according to Forsyth County Chief Deputy Brad Stanley.

A cause of death has not been released pending an autopsy by the medical examiner.

Family members found Noble’s body while searching the lake in pedal  boats, according to authorities.

On Thursday, deputies say they were asked to make contact with Noble, after he didn’t show up for work. Noble was scheduled to begin his new career as a first-year teacher at East Forsyth Middle School this year.

Shortly afterward, deputies say Noble rented a boat at Kernersville Lake Park. At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, that boat came to rest on a bank of the lake and Noble was nowhere to be found.

Some of his personal belongings, as well as his car, were found. The discovery of the boat prompted an all-out ground and water search.