Father of slain W. Jordan girl speaks out

Jul 2 2012 - 10:47am

WEST JORDAN -- The father of a 6-year-old girl found dead last week in a West Jordan canal says the family is devastated by the killing but grateful for an outpouring of community support in its aftermath.

Brad Newbold released a statement Monday through police, saying Sierra Newbold was "a bright star" in the family and is deeply missed.

The girl's grandfather, Reed Newbold, said the girl's 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.

No arrests have been made.

Family members pleaded for help finding the person responsible for the crime, but said they wanted to continue grieving in private.


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