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Parents struggle to explain what happened to Celina

Christine Wheeler Christine Wheeler

West Stewartstown, New Hampshire - August 2, 2011

It's been a week of heartache in West Stewartstown, N.H.

Monday night, friends and family of Celina Cass gathered in a park near her home. They shared hugs and tears as news spread that the little girl's body had been found. The park has been the site of a number of vigils over the last couple of days. Now it's emptied out and parents of the 11-year-old girl's friends are faced with explaining to their kids what's happened.

"I have to tell my daughter that Celina will not be in her class next year-- that is the toughest part. Seeing your child and knowing it could be your child, your neighbor's child, it could be anybody," said Christine Wheeler of West Stewartstown.

Celina's body was found a short distance from the park where the community gathered. Now it's filled with candles, stuffed animals and pictures in her honor.

Keith McGilvery - WCAX News

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