(GREAT BEND, Kan.) — The people of Great Bend gathered today to say goodbye to murdered teen Alicia DeBolt.
The service at the First Assembly of God Church opened with music, a song called "Goodbye for Now". A family spokesperson then read a poem and a letter from the family. It described Alicia as open and trusting, a friendly girl who never met a stranger.
The 14-year-old was also remembered for her personal style. Her friends say she loved to wear bright colors. Her last day was spent shopping for new clothes with her family.
Alicia's family last saw her late on August 21 when she left home to go to a party. Her burned body was found three days later at an asphalt plant outside Great Bend.
No one has been charged in DeBolt's death. A person of interest in the case remains in jail in Barton County. Adam Longoria faces charges of vehicular burglary and theft charges related to a van stolen from the asphalt plant where her body was found.