Memorials to Teen Killed Over Stolen Drugs Will Come Down From East Oak Cliff House

A memorial that accumulated outside the rundown east Oak Cliff house where two bodies were found in July, including that of a 13-year-old girl, will be taken down, the city said. Beginning 10 a.m. Friday, code compliance will remove the memorial of teddy bears, balloons and notes, and clear the high weeds and litter outside the home in the 2200 block of East Kiest Boulevard where Shavon Le'Feye Randle's body was found. Also found dead inside the house on July 2 was Michael Titus, 19, who at one point was named a suspect in Shavon's disappearance. Both died of gunshot wounds. "In the near future, we will be asking for suggestions on what we should do with the house to honor Shavon's memory," Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway said in a written statement. Caraway asked that instead of tributes, residents donate to local, family-oriented homeless shelters or battered women's shelters.   Continue reading...

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