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Candlelight Vigil Held for Kimberly "Kimmie" Daily, Slain Wash. Teen

Kimberly "Kimmie" Daily disappeared on Aug. 17, 2010 after leaving her home to ride her bike to a friend's house. Prosecutors say the 16-year-old, who functioned at the level of a 9-year-old due to a disability, was strangled, raped and then dumped in a thicket of bushes by Tyler Savage.
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Candlelight Vigil Held for Kimberly "Kimmie" Daily, Slain Wash. Teen
Kimberly "Kimmie" Daily (Personal Photo)

PUYALLUP, Wash. (CBS/KIRO) Hundreds of supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of Kimberly "Kimmie" Daily, the developmentally-disabled Washington teenager who was brutally murdered and raped Aug. 17.

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The vigil in Puyallup, southeast of Tacoma, took place less than 24 hours after the alleged killer led authorities to her body in a secluded, wooded area a half mile from her South Hill home, according to CBS affiliate KIRO.

According to officials, Kimmie was leaving a friend's house and was on her way to another friend's home when acquaintance Tyler Savage lured the 16-year-old to an isolated area, strangled and raped her.

Friends and neighbors offered their sympathy to grieving father Cecil Daily Tuesday evening. Mother of missing 11-year-old Lindsey Baum was also in attendance to console Kimmie's stricken family.

"I just wanted him to know that I'm here. That's all," said Melissa Baum, whose daughter went missing a year ago while walking home from a friends' home in McCleary, Wash.

Savage, 18, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to aggravated first-degree murder. If convicted he could face the death penalty.