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    IN - Jeremy, 21, & Kyleigh Crane, 7, found murdered, Cumberland, 9 Dec 2011

    Kyleigh Crane was ill, stayed home from school today while her uncle Jeremy Crane watched her. Mom came home later in the day and found them both murdered. They were both shot to death.

    http://www.wsbt.com/news/wxin-impd-i...4691884.column

    http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local...east-side-home


    She was the cutest little girl with curly red hair.

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    Not much by way of details. That poor mom!

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    Jeremy lived with his mother, she was the one to find the bodies. The killer probably targeted Jeremy but had to kill Kyleigh because she was a witness and maybe knew the killer. Kyleigh would have been in school. They were found in the same room with no sign of forced entry.

    "Kyleigh lived nearby with her family and Jeremy daily went to her home to help her parents by overseeing that she and her brother got on their school bus, but because she was sick, he brought her back home to supervise, said Kyleigh’s father, Josh Crane."

    http://www.indystar.com/article/2011...xt%7CFRONTPAGE

    http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime...-girls-slaying

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    I was surprised this hasn't gotten more attention at Websleuths.
    Family live close by. Uncle lived with his mom (Kyleigh's grandmom). Every morning he went to Kyleigh's house to make sure she and her brother got on the bus okay. Monday morning, K was sick, so Uncle took her back to his house (grandma's house) for the day. Last anyone saw them was 10 am. When K's grandma came home, she found them dead.
    No one has come forward with information.
    (Above is summarized from this article: http://www.indystar.com/article/2011...text|FRONTPAGE)

    Are gangs a problem in this area?
    Was the uncle involved with any nefarious characters who would have been a danger? Not saying he was involved in bad stuff, but was he friends with anyone who was?
    Girl was a dancer, looks like she competed from photos that are shared.

    I hope they solve this crime.

    ETA: Colette, We were typing at the same time, it looks like!

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    robbery gone bad? was Jeremy perhaps supposed to be elsewhere that day but canceled his plans to stay home with Kyleigh and the intruders didn't realize they would be there, expecting to burglarize the house?

    I don't know what else to think, unless Jeremy owed money to someone ...

    Kyleigh looked like such a little sweetie.

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    Her uncle Jeremy was a very good uncle. He paid for 2 years of dance lessons and stood in line for 2 hours to buy her a video game for Christmas. He worked in a cafeteria and was not involved with drugs or gangs according to his mother in one article I read. Nothing was taken from the home.

    http://www.wthr.com/story/16314523/p...berland-deaths

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    Kyleigh lived nearby with her family and Jeremy daily went to her home to help her parents by overseeing that she and her brother got on their school bus, but because she was sick, he brought her back home to supervise, said Kyleigh’s father, Josh Crane.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/2011...text|FRONTPAGE

    This guy does not at first blush sound like someone involved with gangs or nefarious connections. People involved with drugs and/or gangs don't tend to be people who will stop their shady behaviors every morning or afternoon to say "hey, it's such o'clock, I gotta go see to the safety of my nieces and nephews, they will be getting on/off the school bus soon."

    I wonder if this young man had a vehicle of his own or not. My first thought based on the limited info available at this point is robbery gone bad. If the young man did not have a vehicle a burglar or burglars may not have expected anyone to be at home.
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    This is so sad. Why??? If it was a robbery gone wrong, wouldn't they still steal after the shooting, or would they not have ran when they saw someone home. Scary. I hope the perp is found so the family can have some answers.

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    It sounds personal. Reading the headlines, my first thought was drug related. But this kid doesn't sound like a kid who got into drugs. No forced entry and I am not hearing about any signs of a struggle. It sounds like someone he thought was a friend or maybe a relative had a beef with him. And probably the little girl was just because she was there.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by keeponsearching View Post
    This is so sad. Why??? If it was a robbery gone wrong, wouldn't they still steal after the shooting, or would they not have ran when they saw someone home. Scary. I hope the perp is found so the family can have some answers.
    now they're saying stuff is missing. i'm surprised more people aren't discussing this case.

    Detectives filed a police report saying the family's XBOX 360 is nowhere to be found. There is also a PlayStation 3 missing from the house
    http://www.wthr.com/story/16323324/v...ooting-victims


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    The Marion County coroner's office confirmed that Kyleigh Crane, 7, and Jeremy Crane, 21, both died after being shot in the head.

    The coroner determined that Jeremy Crane died of two gunshot wounds to the head, while Kyleigh was killed by a single gunshot to the head.
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    Police reported Wednesday that an XBox and PlayStation were missing from the home, which is owned by Jeremy Crane's mother, Cathy Crane.
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    http://www.wthr.com/story/16332800/c...e-shot-in-head

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    Crane was an MCL cafeteria worker who lived with his mother. He was babysitting Kyleigh, who lived nearby with her family and stayed home from school Monday due to illness. She was a first grader at Liberty Park Elementary School and was a competitive dancer and a cheerleader.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/2011...y-Indianapolis

    "She loved to dance," Catherine Crane said of her 7-year-old granddaughter Kyleigh. "She was a competitive dancer and cheerleader."

    She pleaded for anyone with information about the deaths to step forward.

    "You can't tell me no one heard anything," she said. As for the killer or killers, she said, "You can't hide, and eventually you will get caught."

    Catherine Crane said the Christmas season will never be the same because of the deaths of her son and granddaughter.

    "I'm going to remember (this) every Christmas," she said. "I should never have walked in and saw what I saw."

    She said she is certain her son "did everything he could do to save his niece. He wasn't out partying. He was hardworking."

    She added, "This was my home. I can never walk into my home again."

    http://www.indystar.com/article/2011...%7Ctext%7C%7Cs
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    http://masqueradedance.com/wp/

    competitive dance website honors Kyleigh

    The tiny dancer herself is pictured below.
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    Kyleigh's online memorial

    http://kyleigh-crane.virtual-memorials.com/

    Kyleigh's "in memory" FB page

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    Was hoping to post some more about Uncle Jeremy Crane but there is not much I am finding out there.

    RIP Uncle Jeremy and Kyleigh.
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