Monday, May 16, 2011
FRIENDS, FAMILY SAY GOODBYE TO SKYLAR KAUFFMAN
Her funeral will be held today in suburban Montgomery County. Last night the Grade 3 student was remembered fondly as a little girl who loved swimming and dancing and always had a big smile.
Family friend Lana Goldstein said: "She was just a happy, great, fun loving, little girl. She used to come to Lutheran Community and visit
her great-grandma, with the biggest smile and her grandma would smile and it would just lighten up the day."
Cops say Skylar was murdered in the basement of her apartment complex. They arrested James Lee Troutman, 24, a neighbor who they say battered and strangled the child after raping her. he then dumped her body in a trash bin. He faces kidnapping, rape and murder charges. And, if he's guilty could potentially face the needle. Meanwhile, Skylar's family is devastated.
Friend Jen Kilgore told ABC6: "There's nothing you can do for them, you wish there was something you could to do to make their situation better, you would do anything to bring her back, but you can't. So the best thing you can do is to come and show you care. What a sweet, cute, little girl she was, I can't imagine something so awful happening. It's bad enough to lose a child, but to lose a child that way, I couldn't imagine anything worst."
SAYING GOODBYE TO SKYLAR