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Slain girl mourned in first funeral of the day

By Ron Jackson Modified: June 13, 2008 at 4:49 pm •  Published: June 13, 2008
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During Taylor's funeral, the Rev. Ron King reminded people from the small community of Weleetka to stay unified.

"It's time for this community to draw closer together," King said. "How are we going to protect our children if we don't come closer together? Don't let this end a tragedy. Something good is going to come out of all this. We have to believe that."

Outside, media cameras gathered on a grassy patch. A gang of motorcyclists from Bikers Against Child Abuse stood in front of the cameras and held up their jackets in an attempt to block the cameras.

The community in eastern Oklahoma was still seeking answers as they buried the first young victim in a gruesome slaying. A funeral for Skylar is set for 2 p.m. in Henryetta.

Guest book: Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker

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