Park County mourns the loss of teen Maggie Long

Investigators say nearly a week after a teen disappeared that they found her body in a burned home.

PARK COUNTY - A week after they said she was missing, the Park County Sheriff now says Maggie Long was found dead in her burned down home, and they're investigating it as a homicide. 

Loved ones learned the news Thursday, and they came together Thursday night to mourn her loss. 

People showed up at the restaurant and liquor store her family owns with flowers and letters to her parents and after went to the Platte Canyon Community Church for a candlelight vigil.

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"She was definitely incredible," said one friend from High School, who says Maggie took her under her wing on the softball team. 

Her friends say the 17-year-old embodied school spirit. She got straight A's and was also on the speech and debate team. 

"She was so kind and generous," said another friend. 

It's that kindness that made Angie Steele cry today. She works at  Long's Liquor. 

"One night last week she knew I was struggling and she gave me all of her tips just because I helped her serve 4 drinks, and she didn't have to do that," said Steele.

A 17-year-old gave away $48 just because she knew Angie needed it more.

"What kid does that?" asked Steele. 

Maggie Long did.

Park County Sheriff's office asks that if you have any information about suspicious activity on December 1 along County Road 43 to call the investigative tip at 303-239-4243

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