Murder victims remembered at service

Kyleigh Crane and her uncle, Jeremy Crane, were found dead Monday afternoon.
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Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to a seven-year-old girl and her uncle, both found murdered Monday in a Cumberland home.

Kyleigh Crane was in the first grade at Liberty Park Elementary. She had become active in dance and cheerleading. Sunday Spears, whose daughter had mentored Kyleigh, explaining the tragic passing has been, without question, more than difficult.

"She took her under her wing as a little mini-cheerleader and she has been very grief stricken and it is very important for her to have closure," Spears said. "She is in God's arms and God is taking care of her. That is all I can tell her."

The murder of Kyleigh and her uncle, 21-year-old Jeremy Crane, is being investigated by the Cumberland Police Department. Since Monday, Chief Mike Crooke says his department has conducted a number of searches, but have not made any arrests in the case.

Now, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is calling for action and attended Saturday's visitation and funeral.

"It is also a reminder that there is much to be done as we work to reduce the level of violent crime in the city of Indianapolis," Hogsett said.

Kyleigh and her uncle will be buried during a private family ceremony this week.