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LDS Teen in Texas Murdered En Route to Church Class

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A report from the Dallas Morning News and KSL tells of the homicide of an LDS teen on her way to a church class.

Zoe Hastings, 18, was headed to her local LDS meetinghouse in Texas on Sunday evening, but never arrived. After notifying the police, Hastings’ body was found Monday morning in a creek along with her crashed Honda Odyssey. The creek is only minutes from her home and the church building she was heading towards. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Two separate memorial and donation pages has been set up in Hastings’ honor and to support the family. You can visit them here and here. One of them says she was “an outstanding young woman on the cusp of starting her life. She was loving, kind, hard working and full of life. A graduate of Booker T. Washington and preparing to go on her mission, she was on her way to an evening church service when she went missing. After a frantic search, Zoe was found murdered in a creekbed by her church.

Her life was cut short on October 12, 2015 by an unspeakable tragedy.  She was the oldest of five children – with three little sisters and a brother who adored her. Zoe’s parents, Cheryl, a nurse, and Jim, a teacher, loved and adored their oldest child beyond words, and were so proud of her accomplishments.”


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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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