Neighbors plan vigil for slain W. Jordan girl

Jun 29 2012 - 5:20pm


Sierra Newbold. West Jordan Police Department photo.
Sierra Newbold. West Jordan Police Department photo.

WEST JORDAN -- West Jordan residents plan a vigil remembering a 6-year-old girl who was found dead earlier this week as police continue to search for suspects.

Neighbors of Sierra Newbold say they plan to hold the vigil Friday evening at West Jordan Elementary, where she was to attend school in the fall.

West Jordan police remain tight-lipped as they investigate Newbold's death.

Reed Newbold, the girl's grandfather, said her mother found her missing from her bedroom early Tuesday. Her body was found in a canal near her home. Police say she had been sexually assaulted.

Authorities have not said whether there is evidence that the girl was taken from her home, but they are warning parents to take precautions to keep their children safe.



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