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Remembering Abigail Bonner

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She was an inspiration to others, a young life with a passion for music.  Family, friends and everyone who knew Abigail Bonner continue to mourn their loss.

After nearly two weeks of searching for the 17-year-old, officials discovered Abigail's body in Madison County on Tuesday.

We're learning that the teen volunteered in her hometown of Madison.  Every week, she spent time with the residents of the Home Place senior care center for the past four years.  We're told Abigail sang with the choir, and they bonded over music.  The residents say Abigail helped with their song selections.  And, although she didn't have a favorite song, she just loved to sing and to inspire others to find their passion.

"She could put life into something we as older people were unable to do," recalls Sarah Grantham.

But, her presence at the senior care center went beyond the choir room.  She would sit and talk with them, learning about their families and sharing stories.

"It was just so pleasant to have her and we felt lucky she'd take time with us," expresses Merle Jones.

The residents here, as well as Abigail's friends and family, are still waiting to know how the 17-year-old died.  The Madison County Coroner says the autopsy results will come in the next weeks or even a month.

Abigail was reported missing on August 3rd.  She was considered a missing person, then a runaway, and now this case has turned into a death investigation.

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