Aleah Beckerle Memorial Dedicated in Evansville

One of the more tragic Tri-State stories in the past year was the case of Aleah Beckerle.

After several months of searching, the missing girl was found killed in an abandoned Evansville house.

One group is making sure she doesn't go forgotten.

Saturday was the dedication of the Aleah Beckerle Memorial Plaza at the Greater Evansville Ball Halls of Fame.

The plaza is constructed with bricks featuring messages from people all across the Tri-State community.

Beckerle's family had some input on the plaza which overlooks a lake and also features ladybugs in the design.

William Hawes tells why he thinks the plaza is so important: "She touched a lot of people. She was a helpless child that didn't deserve to go the way she did, and it touched, it affected a lot of people's lives. Everybody put their life on hold to look for her, to search for her and to worry about her."

Hawes says his company has plans to buy the house where Beckerle was found and use the property to build a playground for disabled children.

(This story was originally published July 1, 2017)


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