- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A memorial playground for an international aid worker from Prescott who was killed while being held captive by the Islamic State group will be built this spring.

The Daily Courier in Prescott reports (https://bit.ly/1NJSIFP) that the family of Kayla Mueller joined the Kiwanis Club of Prescott at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for Kayla’s Hands playground.

Carl Mueller says the playground will be a wonderful tribute to his daughter and some of the equipment will be accessible to children with physical disabilities.

The club is still trying to collect donations to cover the costs.

Kayla Mueller’s death was confirmed in February 2015 by U.S. officials.

She was taken hostage by the Islamic State group in August 2013 after leaving a hospital in Aleppo, Syria.

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Information from: The Daily Courier, https://www.dcourier.com

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