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Update #6: Statement From Kayla Hendrickson's Family
January 22, 2013

Link to photograph of Kayla Hendrickson valid 30 days

The following statement is forwarded at the request of the family of Kayla Hendrickson, age 16, who was the victim of a homicide Friday night, January 18, along Highway 6 east of Tillamook:
"Kayla Hendrickson was a beautiful, outgoing, and nurturing young woman. She has so many friends and family that love her so much. While we are all trying very hard to understand this tragedy, the family respectfully requests to grieve privately at this time while we mourn our devastating loss.
Kayla was the most girly tomboy one would have ever met. Anyone that knew her would definitely tell you she had her own unique personality. She had a free spirit, was a total country girl, and could be counted on to make you laugh and smile. If your mood was upside down, she could help turn it right-side up in a second. Kayla had so many aspirations in life and cherished her friends, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Kayla just received her GED last week and had plans to enroll in college this spring. She also used her step-father's last name which is why many people may have known her as Kayla "Blake".
A Celebration of Kayla's life, open to all family and friends, is planned for this Sunday, January 27, at Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel located at 207 Villa Road in Newberg. A private funeral for immediate family and close friends is being planned.
A "Kayla Hendrickson Memorial Fund" has been set up through any US Bank to help the family with funeral-related expenses."