RIVERTON, Utah (ABC 4 News) – 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak’s family is pleading with the public for any information that may lead to the capture of her killer.
Kasprzak’s body was found Sunday afternoon floating in the Jordan River. Stuffed teddy bears and balloons mark the spot where the young girl’s life was believed to be taken. Her uncle, aunt and several cousins visited the spot along the Jordan River Parkway path Monday night for a private memorial. Like police they’re looking for any clues that could help solve the case.
Scott Little, Kasprzak’s uncle said, “This was her place. This was her safe place where she would like to come and blow off steam and someone took her safe place from her.”
Anne was last seen at her home in Riverton Saturday night around 7:45. About an hour later Unified Police received a call that the 15-year-old had run away from home.
Police won’t say how Anne was murdered but two women ABC 4 spoke with say they heard something Saturday night.
Chris Farnsworth lives near the Jordan River Parkway Trail. “We were watching television around 9:30 pm and we heard two gun shots,” said Farnsworth. Sharon Barlow lives about a mile away, just across the street from Kasprzak’s home. Barlow said, “I was just getting my grandchildren asleep in my bedroom and just thought I heard a gunshot…I grabbed my phone and it was 9:35 pm.”
Police won’t say if Anne was shot but they did say they believe the 15-year-old was the intended target. Sgt. Chad Carpenter said, “I don’t think this is a random act. I think this is an isolated act involving this young girl.”