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Weekend of mourning – Vigil held to honor elderly murder victim

NIXIE ANDERSON HELPS HER TWO-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER EVERLEIGH LIGHT A CANDLE AT SATURDAY NIGHT'S VIGIL FOR ERMA BURNELL, WHO WAS MURDERED IN HER HOME LAST MONDAY. Andrew J. Breig/The Creswell Chronicle

The Creswell community was reeling from a two-fold tragedy after a 12-year-old boy last week allegedly murdered a 92-year-old Creswell woman in her home. The community organized a candlelight vigil at Holt Park on Jan. 12 to honor the late Erma Katherine (Sapp) Burnell.
The incident occured on Jan. 7 around . . .

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