Funeral held for girl found dead, wrapped in tarp

By: URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press
By: URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - About 200 friends and family have gathered to bid farewell to a 6-year-old girl found dead and wrapped in tarp.

Alanna Gallagher's funeral was held Thursday at a packed Lutheran church in Richland Hills, near Fort Worth. Some funeral attendants donned ribbons and shirts in purple - Alanna's favorite color.

While muffled tears could be heard throughout the service, they were interrupted by waves of laughter as funny stories were told about the girl.

Alanna was found dead last week by two teenagers in Saginaw, another Fort Worth suburb.

Police haven't named any suspects in her death. The FBI has also posted billboards across the Dallas-Fort Worth area featuring the girl's picture asking for the public's help in finding any suspects.

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