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Memorial, vehicle at home of slain Saginaw girl set on fire

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Saginaw police are investigating after a vehicle parked at the home of a slain girl and a nearby memorial in her honor were both torched overnight.

Saginaw police on Friday also released images of two vehicles they are trying to track down.

The first is a two-door black colored vehicle with a spoiler on the back and the second is a four-door black vehicle. Both were seen on surveillance video from neighbors and police believe the drivers may have seen something that could help investigators.

Early in the morning on Friday, Saginaw police say they received a call around 2 a.m. that there was a fire at the home of 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher. When they arrived, they found a vehicle parked in front of the house had been burned.

A small makeshift memorial with teddy bears nearby had also been burned.

The sedan burned was the same one searched by the FBI in the initial days after Gallagher's death.

Police believe both fires were intentional, but they do not have a motive.

Gallagher's mother told reporters on Friday that neighbors were the ones who alerted them to the fire. They came over and knocked on the Gallagher's front door to wake them up.

"I'm very grateful because I think if it hadn't been for that, if it would have been much longer, the house would have been on fire with us in it," Laura Gallagher, the victim's mother, said.

Gallagher was found July 1 murdered and wrapped in a tarp. Police are still looking for her killer.

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