LIMA, Ohio (AP) -- Relatives of a 14-year-old Ohio runaway who went missing in 1999 have held a funeral for her, a month after her remains were found.
Authorities in Lima had said Nicholle Coppler was last seen at the home of a man suspected in her death. Her remains were found last month in a crawl space as the home's foundation was being dug out.
The Lima News (http://bit.ly/xybZY1 ) reports Coppler's funeral was Saturday. The Rev. Richard Hart recalled Coppler as a good girl who loved cheerleading and stuffed animals.
Lima police say they're trying to get to the truth about Coppler's death and whether more than one person was involved. The newspaper says the homeowner and suspect, Glen Fryer, killed himself in 2002 while awaiting sentencing for raping a girl.
Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com