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Saginaw wears purple in honor of Alanna Gallagher

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SAGINAW, Texas -

Purple was Alanna Gallagher's favorite color. Friday night, the community of Saginaw showed support by wearing it in her honor at a community softball game. Nearby restaurants have even asked they bring over the leftover ribbons to continue passing them out.

The idea started at Walmart where residents noticed employees were wearing purple in her honor. In an effort to keep the memorial of 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher alive, the idea to wear purple ribbons made its way to Facebook where word started spreading.

"It's still good to see how well the community has pulled together at a time like this and supporting each other," said Tekie Robertson, Director of Country Acres Daycare.
The 6-year-old's body was found Monday evening wrapped in a tarp in the middle of a street, less than 2 miles from her home.

The bizarre murder has left this community with serious questions, like who could do this and why.

"It makes me uneasy I'm sure it does to the other parents. All you can do is hold your children and make sure everything tries to be ok," said Robertson.

Police have questioned the girl's parents and family and so far do not think they are involved.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from homes near where her body was found. They hope to catch a few frames of that red truck with a splotch of green paint a witness saw leaving the scene.

Residents hope an arrest happens soon.

"It does worry me for everyone involved and I just hope that for the family, for the investigators and for the whole entire community that we can find peace and that we can find someone that did this," said Holly Anders.

Investigators say this investigation will become a lot clearer after the medical examiner determines the cause of death. Many families in the neighborhood are on vacation so investigators have to wait until they get back to ask to see their video.

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