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Sara Elaine Hill

Age 14

Angier, North Carolina

Never got to attend beauty pageant

Her warm, wide smile revealed pearly white teeth that contrasted with the dark brown curls resting on her shoulders. The girl in the photo had recently signed up for a beauty pageant.

“It was a pleasure seeing her beautiful smile everyday as she got on the bus,” Christie commented on the GoFundMe page. “She had the biggest heart of any child I know. [She was] always loving and caring of others.”

Sara Elaine Hill, 14, of Angier, North Carolina, was home-schooled at North Carolina Virtual Academy. She died of a rifle wound in a home on Sept. 24, 2018.

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Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies