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New playground dedicated to murdered 10-year-old Springfield girl

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

A new playground opened Wednesday in Springfield, Mo. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It’s named after Hailey Owens, a fourth grader who was abducted and murdered in February.

Hailey’s teacher choked back tears as she talked about the 10-year-old and the playground that bears her name.

“When we come together at Hailey’s playground, we can honor and remember how she strengthened us as a community,” said an emotional Tara Tharp, Hailey’s fourth-grade teacher.

A Springfield businessman and philanthropist helped fund the project.

Related: Timeline of Hailey Owens’ abduction

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