Saturday, December 30, 2006

Heaven Ross: memorial, announcement

There had been speculation that Heaven Ross' murder was connected to the murder of Shannon Paulk from Prattville and the disappearance of Teresa Dean from Georgia. Now, police believe otherwise, according to the article below.
But first, the article on the memorial service. From
December 29, 2006
Mourners remember slain Northport girl
than 130 mourners attended funeral services Saturday for a Northport girl whose
remains were found beneath an abandoned house more than three years after she
Hopes that Heaven LaShae Ross would one day return home ended
for family and friends when officials announced that her skeletal remains were
found in Holt on Monday afternoon.
The girl, known affectionately as Shae,
was last seen walking to a bus stop on a rainy Tuesday morning in August 2003.
Authorities said the girl's backpack was found near her body.
"We had so much
faith that she was still alive," said Carol Rowell, Shae's grandmother. "We
never thought this may have been what happened to her."
The family said the
discovery of Shae's body has given them some closure, but it's also raised more
"We've been brought closure in a minuscule way, but when we lay
her to rest the only thing we're going to be thinking of is why," said Daniel
Jowers, Shae's uncle.
"Why would someone do this to her? That's all that's
left for us now."

Article on announcement from
New Information in Murder of Heaven Lashae Ross
Thursday December 21,
2006 11:30am Posted By: Jeff

Tuscaloosa - Investigators in Tuscaloosa county released new
information Wednesday about the murder of Heaven Lashae
Ross disappeared just over 3 years ago, and her body was found this week
inside an abandoned house in the Holt area. Investigators now say her murder was
a single incident. They initially believed it could have been related to another
Tuscaloosa authorities are getting national help in the search for Ross'
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but Tuscaloosa businessman
Stan Pate has offered to cover all costs for the funeral.

If you know anything about the murder of Heaven Ross, please call the Northport Police Department at (205) 339-6600.
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