Family, Friends Pay Final Respects at Slain Teen’s Funeral

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DALLAS, TX -- Sometimes, there are no words to console a broken heart.

Family and friends gathered Saturday morning to say their final goodbyes to a young woman who should’ve lived to experience many more years than she did.

Zoe Hastings was just 18-years-old. Her life was filled with light and promise.

"She was a good big sister," her father recalled. "It wasn`t a chore to have these little siblings running around."

On Monday, Zoe’s dreams and aspirations were taken from her. She was found, murdered – her body was left inside her family’s minivan, dumped in a wooded creek near White Rock Lake.

Dallas cops are still searching for her killer; Zoe’s family is still searching for answers and peace.

The recent Booker T. Washington grad is remembered for her exuberant spirit and her uplifting smile.

Zoe had a heart for missionary work and had aspirations of one day becoming a doctor.

"She was real excited about going to medical school she would go to the library and read books about surgery," her mother said. "She thought she wanted to do heart surgery or brain surgery."

Dallas PD says Zoe stopped at a Redbox not far from her East Dallas home last Sunday. She then headed to church. She never made it to her destination.

Investigators and her community have since searched for clues, knowing closure will only come once Zoe’s killer is caught.

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