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D.A. expected to file charges against 15-year-old boy accused of killing West Valley girl

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-21 13:02:54-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The district attorney is expected to file charges soon against a 15-year-old boy accused of luring a 12-year-old girl from her West Valley City home and killing her.

Authorities found the body of Kailey Vijil in a horse pasture about a half-mile from her home.

Officials have not said if the boy will be charged as an adult.

Family and friends gathered to remember Kailey with a vigil Sunday.

Police said Kailey’s death is a homicide but authorities have not released the cause of death at this time.