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Lauren Giddings' Family Lays Flowers at Crime Scene

7:56 PM, Jul 2, 2011   |    comments
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  • A man places flowers along the fence outside Lauren Giddings' downtown Macon apartment.
    

On Saturday, the family of Lauren Giddings laid flowers outside of her apartment.

Macon Police say they believe a body found on Thursday at the apartment building on Georgia Avenue was the recent Mercer Law graduate.

Giddings has been missing since last Saturday night.

Macon Police Sgt. Kenneth Chapman identified the two adults and three children as Giddings immediate family.

They put flowers on the railings of the apartment building, in front of Lauren's apartment and on the gate in front of the building.

When asked if they had something to say, they told us, "We just want everybody to remember Lauren."

For the third day, Macon Police were at the apartment building.

Chapman says police and other officials will continue to monitor the scene and search for clues at the Barristers Hall Apartments 24 hours a day for the next several days.

Friends and family also gathered this afternoon to pray for the Giddings family.

Around 4:30, nearly 20 people, including Giddings' cousins, came together at Mercer Law School, which is across the street from Giddings apartment.

They joined hands and prayed for the family, and they also quoted inspirational scriptures from the Bible.

Students say they put together the event to show their support for the family.

The Rev. Allan McDonald, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in downtown Macon, discussed Giddings' death during the weekend's Masses.

He said Giddings was a member of the parish and its campus youth ministry.

He said he met Saturday morning with Giddings' parents and that they had returned to Maryland Saturday night.

The killing happened about three blocks from the church on Poplar Street.

If you have any information on this case, police ask you to call them at 478-751-7500.

 

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