LOGAN — The community is invited to attend a candlelight vigil being held Saturday night in remembrance of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley. The vigil is being called “Remember Little Lizzy” and will begin at 8:00 p.m. on the steps of the Historic Cache County Courthouse.
Lizzy’s family asked for the vigil to be organized in honor of their daughter, one week after the 5-year-old was abducted from her Logan home and found dead five days later in the backyard of a nearby residence. It is being coordinated by the Cache County Attorney Victim’s Advocacy Office. Candles will be provided to everyone who attends.
Meanwhile, a makeshift memorial of stuffed animals and candles continues to grow on the front porch of the victim’s home, near 117 South 400 West in Logan. Surrounding trees have also had ribbons tied around them in rainbow colors, Lizzy’s favorite. Those wishing to show their support for the family are encouraged to tie rainbow ribbons wherever possible.
Two accounts have been set up for anyone wishing to contribute money to Lizzy’s family. Zions Bank has opened an account at all branches where money can be donated under the “Elizabeth Shelley Donation Account.” The family has also authorized the creation of a GoFundMe account called “Lights on 4 Lizzy.”
The family has asked that no other fundraisers be done. Logan City Police also have warned residents of fraud schemes or other donation accounts that have not been approved by the family.
The Cache County Attorney Victim’s Advocacy Office report that Lizzy’s funeral is being covered so the family will not have any expenses. They also said funeral services are being arranged but the family is asking that the services be closed to the public, so that they can grieve privately.