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Md. stadium to be memorial for abducted girl

Law enforcement officials in Salisbury say the entrance to the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is serving as a temporary memorial for 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell.

Police say the public can leave mementos at the stadium starting Tuesday. They ask that items not be left at the spot where the girl's body was found.

Foxwell was taken last Tuesday from the Salisbury home where she lived with her aunt. Her body was found Christmas Day after a search that involved thousands of volunteers.

Thomas J. Leggs Jr., who has convictions for sex offenses in Maryland and Delaware, faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 21 on charges of kidnapping and burglary in Foxwell's disappearance, but he has not been charged in her death.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says Leggs will face additional charges but did not elaborate.

An autopsy has found that a Maryland girl abducted from her home last week died of multiple injuries. According to the chief medical examiner's office in Maryland, Foxwell's death s listed as a homicide.

-- The Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 29, 2009; 1:35 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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I wonder why I haven't seen the usual "thug" or "animal" comments that are seen when someone of color or Hispanic has committed a crime. This man is the true defenition of an, "animal" if he is the one who killed this child and should be slaughter once he is released into general population in jail...

R.I.P. Sarah Foxwell

Posted by: ENJOYA | December 29, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

here you go enjoya:

The white guy, Thomas J. Leggs Jr., is a thug and an animal who should be put to death for molesting/killing this little girl. It doesn't matter what creed, race, color, nationality, etc. he is.

How's that?

Posted by: charlietuna666 | December 29, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"Iwonder why I haven't seen the usual "thug" or "animal" comments that are seen when someone of color or Hispanic has committed a crime."

It might be because the Post has chosen to bury the local stories on a separate page. Before they would have had this story on the front page of the site.

Since you are such a potically correct wus here you go; Leggs is an Eastern Shore redneck animal-like thug.

Posted by: MKadyman | December 29, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

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