Continuing coverage of events related to the murder of 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher

Memorial Dedicated to Slain Saginaw Girl

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    On Saturday, the Alanna Gallagher outdoor memorial was unveiled at Willow Creek Elementary School. (Published Saturday, March 1, 2014)

    A Tarrant County community made sure that a murdered young girl will never be forgotten.

    On Saturday, an outdoor memorial dedicated to Alanna Gallagher was unveiled at Willow Creek Elementary School.

    Teenagers found the 6-year-old girl's body wrapped in a tarp on a street about a mile from her home on July 1.

    The memorial sits just outside the classroom where she attended kindergarten. It was designed by a former Saginaw police officer and built by volunteers from the Specialists Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

    The memorial includes a feature that will cast a silhouette of a little girl chasing butterflies with a net when the sun passes over.

    Tyler Holder, 17, is charged in the murder of Gallagher. He was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police when a multi-agency task force served him with arrest and search warrants at his Saginaw home.