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EFFINGHAM, IL. (KPLR) – Friends and family are gathering in Effingham, Illinois to remember 7-year-old Willow Long.

She was murdered last Saturday in the nearby town of Watson.

Her uncle is in custody for the crime.

Visitation started at 5 pm Saturday and ends at 9 pm.

It's being held at Heart's Rock Café at the Effingham high school.

Her family asks, that in lieu of flowers, to make memorial contributions to any local organization that helped search for Willow.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday.

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