Reporting Derek Shore
FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Investigators are trying to figure out who murdered a 13-year-old foster child and left her nude body in a Fairfield park.
“A little girl, who could do such a thing?” said Bev, who lived across the street from the girl.
It’s a question police and an entire community want answered.
“Turn yourself in. Do the right thing; turn yourself in,” said Eric Mays.
Mays is pleading with those responsible after finding the girl’s body Friday morning.
“I yelled at her. ‘Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up.’ I would have helped her if she woke up, or any response at all,” he said.
Bev lived just across the street from the girl, who police have still not publicly identified.
“She used to sit out on the rock out there and do her homework, and play her tablet or whatever she did. She was just a wonderful kid,” she said.
Police are saying that while they are working nonstop, they could only offer few details about how they believe the girl was killed.
“Anytime you’re dealing with a young child, especially a young child, it definitely heightens everybody so we’ve been working nonstop since it started,” said Fairfield police Sgt. Rob Lenke.
A make shift memorial of flowers and teddy bears grew Saturday at Allan Witt Park as people stopped by to pay respects.
“That’s pretty cruel. Yeah, you had to love her to know her,” said Bev.
Police are not saying whether or not this was a targeted attack, but are warning the public to keep an eye out for their safety.