Family, Orange Park Community Says Goodbye to Somer Thompson
Mourners said farewell Tuesday to a 7-year-old Florida girl whose body was found in a Georgia landfill after she vanished on her way home from school, and they honored her favorite color by releasing hundreds of purple balloons into the sky.
Purple flowers adorned Somer Thompson's wooden casket and filled
the floral displays around First Baptist Church of Orange Park. Her
family wore purple ribbons on their clothing. The north Florida girl disappeared a week ago Monday while walking home from school. Her body was discovered two days later in a landfill in southern Georgia.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office has investigated about 1,500
leads, but have not named any suspects or people of interest.
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