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Funeral plans for 5 year old Elizabeth Shelley

Hundreds gather during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley on the steps of the Historic Cache County Courthouse in Logan on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Shelley was abducted from her Logan home and found dead five days later in the backyard of a nearby residence. (Jeffrey D. Allred / Deseret News )

LOGAN, Utah — Elizabeth Shelley’s loved ones will prepare to lay the little girl to rest today.

A public viewing for Shelly started last night and will continue today at the Nyman Funeral Home in Logan and even though many didn’t know the little girl, many are showing their support for her family with rainbow-colored ribbons and bows placed throughout the community.

Her funeral will be held today at 1 pm and is open to the public following a viewing from 11 am to 1 pm.

We will have a reporter in Logan to bring you the latest. The family has asked that the services not be broadcast.

Lizzy Shelley was taken from her home on May 25th and her body was found a few days later in a nearby backyard. Her uncle, Alex Whipple, is charged with murder, kidnapping, abuse of a body and obstruction of justice and made his first court appearance yesterday in a packed courtroom.