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Thousands of porch lights on for slain 10-year-old girl

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Thousands of porch lights on for slain 10-year-old girl

By Chase Snider. CREATED Feb 20, 2014

Just hours after 10-year-old Hailey Owens was kidnapped and killed a few blocks from her home in Springfield, Mo., people from around the world were celebrating her memory.

An Amber Alert went out across several states earlier this week before police and FBI agents in Springfield found the suspect, the vehicle and later, Hailey's body. Craig Michael Wood has now been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and kidnapping. 

Tens of thousands of posts on social media using the hashtag #PorchLightsForHailey show people from around the world leaving a light on, lighting a candle or writing out a message in her honor. 

Click here to see a gallery of all those photos. You can submit your photo to local affiliate KTTS to include in the honor gallery by sending them to iContribute@ktts.com or by posting them on Twitter or Instagram with #ktts. Be sure to say where your photo is coming from.