Prayer service held for 14-year-old April Millsap in Armada

Body of 14-year-old April Millsap was found in wooded area of Armada


ARMADA, Mich. – The small community of Armada came together Saturday in prayer as the killer of a promising 14-year-old girl remains on the loose.

It's now been more than two days since 14-year-old April Millsap's body was found along a trail in the small town of Armada.

The tight-knit community has been left stunned. Neighbors said things like this just don't happen here.

April's death has been ruled a homicide and so far there are no suspects.

Turning to her faith at an unbelievably tragic loss, the pain is evident for April's mother.

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Friends, family and perfect strangers gathered Saturday outside April's church to try and start to heal. April was active in the youth ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Armada. She had just been confirmed in May.

Later in the evening, there was a solemn walk along the route where it's believed April traveled with her dog, Penny, the night she was killed, from town to the Macomb County trail.

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Those who attended the prayer service formed a circle on the pathway, vowing to never forget and sang "This Little Light of Mine" as they lit each others' candles in her memory.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $2500 for information about April's death that leads to an arrest.

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