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Vigil held for slain girl at elementary school she attended

July 30, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of people joined the mother of an 8-year-old girl slain in 1988 at a vigil for the girl outside the elementary school she attended 30 years ago.

Sunday’s vigil came two weeks after police arrested 59-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill on murder and child molesting charges in April Tinsley’s death.

The Journal Gazette reports that Janet Tinsley thanked those who attended the vigil for thinking of her daughter, telling them that, “Her memory is never going to die.”

The vigil was held at Fort Wayne’s Fairfield Elementary School, where a donated bench and a flowering tree now serve as a memorial to April Tinsley.

The Fort Wayne girl was abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled in April 1988. Her body was found three days about 20 miles away.

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Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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