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Garden opens to honor teen girl killed last year along trail

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A garden built in memory of a 14-year-old girl killed last year along a popular suburban Detroit nature trail has opened with help from volunteers and local businesses.

A public ceremony was held Monday at the garden. It's along Macomb County Orchard Trail in Armada, near where April Millsap's body was found in July 2014.

WDIV-TV reports 50 to 70 people helped build the garden using materials donated by local businesses. It features flowers and a photo of the teen.

Her mother, Jennifer Millsap, told the TV station that she didn't expect such support from people she didn't know.

Thirty-three-year-old James VanCallis has been charged in the teen's death. His lawyer has argued there's no DNA evidence linking VanCallis to her death.

A pretrial hearing for VanCallis is scheduled Tuesday.

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