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Alicia DeBolt Update: Family Sets Funeral Plans for Slain Kansas Teen

Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

Alicia DeBolt Update: Family Sets Funeral Plans for Slain Kansas Teen
Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

GREAT BEND, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) The family of slain Kansas teen Alicia DeBolt plans to hold a "Celebration of Life" service to honor the 14-year-old whose body was found severely burned Aug. 24 at an asphalt plant in central Kansas.

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The service will take place at 10 a.m. this Friday at First Assembly of God in Great Bend, according to CBS affiliate KWCH.

A private family inurnment is also scheduled.

Approximately 2,000 people came out for a candlelight vigil last Sunday to remember DeBolt, who was expected to begin her freshman year at Great Bend High School.

Mourners in attendance wore flip-flops, DeBolt's shoe of choice, and wrapped blue ribbons in their hair in remembrance of the bubbly, outgoing teen they called "Babygurl."

Tammy Conrad, Alicia's mother, told officials that she last saw her daughter Saturday, Aug. 21 around 11:00 p.m. when she left her Great Bend house for a party with a 19-year-old man, according to KWCH. The two were supposed to meet another friend at a local gas station, but they never arrived, according to Conrad.

Policed arrested Adam Longoria, 36, who they have called a "person of interest" in connection to DeBolt's death. Longoria attended a hearing Monday that was not directly associated with the DeBolt murder, but instead stemmed from allegations that he stole a vehicle last Friday, the morning following a police search of his home.

Longoria was charged with one count of vehicle burglary and one count of theft of property worth at least $1,000 but less than $25,000 in connection with a 2002 white Ford Explorer that was reported stolen from Venture Corporation, the asphalt plant where DeBolt's body was found, reports KWCH.

The judge set his bond at $150,000.

Longoria has not been charged or named a suspect in connection with DeBolt's murder, but investigators continue "pursue all leads," according to Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, who told reporters Monday that he believed murder charges would be filed "in the not too distant future," reports The Wichita Eagle.

Another hearing is scheduled for Sept. 7.

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  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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