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Beverly McBride

Age 17

LaRue, Texas

Purple hair, just like her dad

Some called her Eliza. She adored singing and playing the violin. An artist, she sketched portraits and memories, her brother said.

“She never cared what anyone thought of her,” said family friend Elsa Palmer-Oden. “She wasn't [worried] about being ‘popular.’ She didn't put up with being criticized for anything. A strong girl!” Her strength helped her persevere through her mother’s death five years earlier.

On December 10, 2018, Beverly McBride, 17, was shot in the head and killed while sitting on the couch in her home in Henderson County, Texas. Her dad, whose purple hair matched her own, was also killed.

By Ellie Klibaner-Schiff · Age 15 and Melat Eskender · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 artists

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

James J. Springer III

“The man” who never grew up

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Lashonda Sharreice Childs

A beautician who cried for help

Joaquin Oliver

A poet silenced, a brother missed

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Cedric Leonard Small

"Nerd trying to be a gangster"

Jesus G. Reyes

Skateboarder inspired others with his art

Jaden Christopher Salois

Loved rap, then his song ended

Jamie Marie Kernop

Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers

Andy Kim

Fourth-grader with an artistic, gentle spirit

Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr.

No more beautiful things to make

Shana Lorraine Fisher

16 for only a few days

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Londyn Faith Strawn

Gymnast, artist, proud owner of Buttercup

Jordan Anthony Coleman

Recent grad with a passion for art

Rickey J. Nelson

Wanted to be a role model

Dijonae Amaya White

She made art and beautiful things