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Grandfather builds new cross for murder victim after original is stolen

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KENT, Wash. -- A grandfather in Kent is still coping with the loss and unsolved murder of his granddaughter, Amarah Riley, who was shot to death in her car last year -- and now -- he's feeling new pain after the cross he built in her memory was stolen.

So, Dale Riley built a new cross for Amarah, who would have turned 23 years old on Mother's Day. On Monday, he placed the cross at the scene where she was murdered on Rainier Ave. S. last September. "I'm happy about doing this. I'd make 100's of them. That's not going to deter me from having something here for my grandaughter," said Riley.

Police are still looking for the shooter.

"We hope the investigation brings forth some resolution and the person is brought to justice because a life was taken unnecessarily," he said. "As the days go by, it gets better, but sometimes you could just be sitting thinking about her and you just wish she was here."

Investigators determined multiple shots were fired toward the victim`s vehicle. The King County Sheriff`s Office is asking for help from the public to identify the shooter.

If you know who killed Amarah Riley, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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