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Candlelight Vigils Held for Missing Toddler

Candlelight Vigils Held for Missing Toddler

Posted - May 29, 2003 at 7:44 a.m.



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(KSL News) Candlelight vigils were held for 19-month old Acacia Bishop in both Salt Lake and Idaho last night.

The young girl was allegedly kidnapped by her mentally ill grandmother Sunday night.

In Idaho people gathered on the banks of the Snake River -- the last place that the toddler was seen -- and where it is believed she was drowned by her grandmother, Kelley Lodmell.

Acasia's body still has not been found. Her parents say they will not leave the state until they know where their daughter is.

In Salt Lake a smaller but no less heartfelt vigil was held in Liberty Park.

Pictures of Acacia decorated the sidewalks and yellow balloons were held as a symbol of hope as those gathered said prayers for the missing child.

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