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05/02/03

Vigil Raises Money for Missing Girl Search

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People sang and prayed at last night's vigil. People sang and prayed at last night's vigil.

Where is Ashleigh Moore? Two weeks ago last night was the last time anyone we know of saw her. Michelle Moore prays every night for the safe return of her little girl, but last night she got help praying. In a show of faith, members of the community joined together on Scarborough Street in Savannah. It was part church service part candlelight vigil, praising God and hoping for answers.

"It's a heartbreaking situation," said family friend Pamela Oglesby. "People need to be more mindful of being compassionate and caring. We are all one community."

As tears of wax fell, heart and spirits lifted in hopes that Ashleigh Moore would hear these cries and somehow be returned home.

More than $300 was raised at the vigil for CrimeStoppers to help with the search for young Ashleigh Moore. The family still couldn't talk because police have advised them not to, but what they did tell us is they are hoping for more community support.

"What I'd like to see is more people get involved with the search, actually," said Oglesby. "And that God would please bring Ashleigh home."

Community members say they need more people to help, and you can do that by calling CrimeStoppers at 234-2020. The family and other concerned individuals will gather again Saturday at Island Breeze at 2818 Montgomery Street to continue the search.

Reported by: Ryan Young, ryoung@wtoc.com

 

 

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