Family, friends say goodbye to murdered 15-year-old

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INDIANAPOLIS (Sep. 20, 2014)--Friends and family of 15-year-old Dominique Allen prepare to say their final goodbyes. Her visitation and funeral service will be held Saturday at 12 pm at Hope Baptist Church.

Pastor Jerry Hillenburg, Hope Baptist Church, knew Dominique and says he wanted to help her family during this time of tragedy.

Saturday's funeral service will be free for Dominique's family--about 800 people are expected to attend.

On Aug. 31, police say Dominique was abducted from outside a family members home, taken to a nearby abandoned house and strangled. Her body was then dumped in a West Side backyard and set on fire. No arrests have been made.

"We forgive you, we just want justice to be served. Just turn yourself in, it's all we're asking," said Dominique's sister, Mareeka Allen.

Dominique's family held a rally through downtown Indianapolis Friday night.  They are demanding justice.

"You took away of ray of sunshine from us, and we will never get it back" said Dominique's sister,  Shenika Poindexter.

IMPD says they have received dozens of tips, however, none has led to finding the person(s) responsible for murdering the 15-year-old Ben Davis High School Freshman.

"We have confidence, somebody knows something about what happened to Dominique Allen. All we need is just that little nugget, we need somebody to come forward and bring us that little bit of information," said IMPD Southwest District Commander David Hoffman.

Hope Baptist Church is located at 1055 N. Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

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