- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Franklin County officials have rejected a memorial for a missing woman because she is a convicted felon.

The county’s memorial naming policy doesn’t allow structures named after people with felony convictions.

Friends and family of Heather Hodges asked the Board of Supervisors to grant an exception so they could erect a memorial for her in a county park.

The Roanoke Times (https://bit.ly/1NxKi76 ) reports that the board voted unanimously last week to keep the memorial naming policy as it is.

Hodges has been missing since April 9, 2012. She was 22 at the time. She was convicted of felony grand larceny in May 2008.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com

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