Vigil held in Ogden to honor the life of Lizzy Shelley

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A day after the city of Logan held a vigil for Lizzy Shelley, Ogden residents gathered to honor her memory. 

A small group convened downtown at the Ogden Municipal Building Sunday to remember the life of the Logan girl who was taken from her bed on May 25th and whose remains were discovered Wednesday. 

Her uncle, 21-year-old Alex Whipple, has been charged with her abduction and her murder. 

Whipple told police after a 5-day search for the little girl and just after he was officially charged with aggravated murder, where they could find her body. 

He told police where to find her as part of a plea deal to eliminate the possibility of the death penalty.

A Facebook group organized Sunday’s vigil in Ogden. 

“It’s a double tragedy for this family,” Tom Hinchliff said. “They lose a daughter, and they lose their brother and mental illness. It’s a tragedy.”

“We are showing our love for Logan and the family and the community and law enforcement,” said Stacy Price. “Ogden is filled with love, and we want everyone to know how much love Ogden has.”

There will be a public viewing for Lizzy tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nyman funeral home in Logan. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the same location. 

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