SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Neighbors have started a memorial on the sidewalk for Madyson Middleton, an 8-year-old girl found dead by police not far from where she lived.
A 15-year-old boy, who was standing nearby the dumpster while crews searched for Middleton, was arrested around the same time the girl’s body was found, according to police.
And on Tuesday a memorial has been growing for Maddy next to Apt. 4. People are leaving cards, flowers, stuffed animals, and candles to honor her memory.
In addition to the community, people are taking to social media to honor her memory.
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) July 28, 2015
Broken-hearted & disappointed, SCPD has concluded the search for Madyson Middleton. Now Homicide Investigation. #SantaCruzPolice
— Santa Cruz Police (@SantaCruzPolice) July 28, 2015