Fairfield Police Tight-Lipped on Homicide of 13-Year-Old

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    Jodi Hernandez has the latest on the homicide investigation of a 13 year old girl from Suisun City found naked and dead last week in Fairfield. (Published Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013)

    Fairfield police extended condolences to the family of a 13-year old who's naked body was found in a Fairfield park last week.

    Police held a press conference late Wednesday to assure the public they're using all their resources to track down the killer.

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    The chief released a few new details about the death of Genelle Renne Conway-Allen.

     "We can gurantee you when the time and place comes we will be talking more about specifics and circumstances but at this point it's really critical much of this information stay between us and the perpetrators," police Chief Walter Tibbet said.

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    Mostly he wanted to correct what he called misinformation about the case.

    He said police are not looking for a silver minivan.

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    Police would not release the cause of the teen's death, saying it would hurt the investigation.

    Police also released a statement from the girl's family:

    “This has been a devastating tragedy for our family and community. We need to thank everyone for the outpouring of support at the memorial site. We are very grateful for your love and support. Our family also wants to thank the Fairfield Police for working so hard to find those responsible. Right now our family is still in a state of shock. We hope everyone understands our desire for privacy during this very painful period. We are asking anyone who might know anything that might help in the investigation to please contact the Fairfield Police Department. Thank you again for your love and support during this difficult time.”

    Conway-Allen was a student at Green Valley Middle School who lived in a foster home with her younger brother in Suisin City.

    She  never came home from school Thursday. She was reported missing Thursday night and her body was discovered the next morning.

    "I think it's terrible," her friend Alyssa Watkins said. "She didn't deserve this. She was only 13. Everyone at that age should have a long life ahead of them. She deserved to live a good life."

    A relative of the girl came out to Allan Witt Park this week to see for herself where Genelle  had been found. She placed purple and red tulips, the girl's favorite colors, at the make-shift memorial.

    "She was a very sweet, loving girl," said Sandy who did not want to release her last name.

    She said the family is heartbroken and wants answers.

    "You hate to think about it and hate that it happened and yet you have the need to know," she said.

    According to news reports, Genelle and her brother had been in and out of foster care because of their mother's personal struggles. Her father, according to reports, was not part of her life.

    Police released three photos of the victim late Tuesday. They said the first two are recent pictures show Genelle’s hair styles consistent with when she was last seen. The third picture was captured at the intersection of E Tabor Ave and Grande Circle in Fairfield minutes before Genelle was last seen.

    Police are asking anyone who may have seen her in the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 11 until she was discovered early the following day  to please call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345. Callers can remain anonymous