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Benefit set for family of slain teen

August 04, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Angie Daley's family is planning a benefit motorcycle ride to help them bury the girl they last saw in 1995 before she went missing.

In April, law enforcement found Angie's remains on a farm between Waynesboro and Greencastle, Pa. Her mother hasn't definitively heard when her remains will be returned from the crime lab for burial, but she's making early plans for a memorial service.

The family hosted a spaghetti lunch June 19 and raised $1,700. It hopes a motorcycle poker run scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22, will generate enough contributions to cover remaining funeral costs.

If the family receives victims' compensation from the state to pay for the memorial service, money that was donated will instead be sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to Sunday Gossert, Angie's mother.

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No one has been criminally charged in Angie's death, which Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner classified as homicide through blunt force head trauma. Pennsylvania State Police said they're still investigating and released no new information.

"We still continue to actively investigate the homicide of Angie Daley," Trooper Tom Pinkerton wrote in an e-mail.

Angie was 17 when her father dropped her off at a friend's house in Waynesboro on Aug. 24, 1995. The family waited a couple of weeks to report her missing because she had been known to stay with friends and not come home for a few days at a time.

The poker run map is not yet finalized, but Gossert said motorcyclists can register for $10 each from 9 to 11 a.m. at AC&T in Rouzerville, Pa. The ride will start at 11 a.m. and end at the Zullinger, Pa., Moose picnic grounds, where a program is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

Nonriders are welcome to attend the program, where 50/50 tickets will be available, Gossert said.

Victims Compensation Assistance in Pennsylvania



Financial assistance for various expenses is available to crime victims and their families, according to Tara Mead, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Examples of eligible expenses are medical costs, counseling, loss of earnings, stolen cash, relocation, funeral and crime scene clean-up.

Victims compensation pays for costs only after insurance and other methods are exhausted, Mead said.

Victims of crime may file claims or learn more about assistance programs at http://www.pacrimevictims.org, or they may contact the victims' advocacy office in their county. The number for that office in Franklin County is 717-267-1575.

For financial assistance, certain documents, such as police reports, are required for review, Mead said.

In Franklin County, Women In Need (WIN) assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call 717-264-3056 to reach WIN.

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