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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 06:12 PM

Unfortunately, stories like these rarely have a good ending. Bringing a sad conclusion to Heather "LEGOGirl" Braaten's disappearance two weeks ago, her body <a href='http://www.queenanneview.com/2012/04/02/heather-braaten-found/' target='offsite'>was found</a> yesterday afternoon. No other details are available.I have a hard time putting my feelings into words, so I'll say simply that she was a great friend and her presence in the Lego community will be greatly missed. My condolences to all her friends and family. We'll be praying for you.

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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 07:54 PM

I don't know what else to say..aside from the fact that I am sorry for her death. I know a lot of people whose friends have died, even family members. Let's hope she's in a better place.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 07:57 PM

Rest in peace, Heather.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 07:59 PM

My condolences to Heather's family. It's horrible when deaths such as this one occur. I do hope her family will manage, and wherever Heather is, let's pray it has Lego bricks.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:00 PM

That's tragic. That's . . . well, I'm at a loss for words. I haven't known many deaths in my life, and I can't imagine what it would be like if that happened to a family member or friend. All I can say is God rest your soul, Heather, and bless your family and friends. You'll all be in my prayers.

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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:03 PM

oh.. i dont know what to say....I gotta say, i didn't know this girl, but it kills me to find out she died at such a young age. :(
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:05 PM

I did not know her, but I have no doubt she was a wonderful person and a great friend to many. Let us hope she has reached a place she can be happy in after life.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:14 PM

well i did not know her but i hope her family will manage and that she is in a much better place.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:15 PM

This is awful...it's very upsetting when things like this happen, especially in a Lego community. I know how hard it must be for her family, and I offer my sincerest empathy and condolences to them. I hope, at least, that Heather has found solace somewhere; she will always be remembered, in her family's and our hearts. Rest in peace, Heather...
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:18 PM

That's extremely sad. As it always is when things like this happen.I'm very sorry to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:32 PM

Rest in Peace, Heather. ;_;
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:38 PM

This is heartbreaking to know that somebody like this could have something this bad happen. Whoever has done this should be punished seriously. My condolences the family and friends...
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:39 PM

That's such a tragic ending to all this; I was really hoping this wouldn't happen. My condolences to her family.~B~
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:41 PM

Wow.. Too bad. I hope the family is okay.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:52 PM

As I said in the previous topic dedicated to Heather:I know it probably doesn't help, but if any of Heather's friends or family are reading this: my heart goes out to you, and to her. I hope that she may rest in peace.-:t::n:

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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 09:08 PM

Rest in peace Heather...my condolences to your family and friends. What a tragic and abrupt loss.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 09:23 PM

I feel the same sadness that I had when one of my brickfilming friends was stabbed in the stomach at Wal-Mart,but his story had a happy ending,because he's still alive.The world is such a cruel place,and things like this happen constantly. Let us hope she has reached a place where she will be happy and safe. For all time.

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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 09:30 PM

Such a sad way to die i just hope here family and friends will be ok. She had more to life then just being a lego fan tho we only know her from the lego side i hope she may rest in peace and may god show her the way to go http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/sighw.gif so sad I hope she has a lighten pathh like when you use a Ruru :ruru:
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 10:10 PM

I don't know what to say other than may Heather rest in peace. My condolences go out to her family.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 10:17 PM

Rest in peace Heather. No one deserves something like this.TAK
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 10:21 PM

Oh man... I can't think what to say... but I hope she finds peace. R.I.P Heather.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 10:22 PM

I'm like many others, am at a loss for words. My condolences to her family and friends, may you remember her at her finest, and not remember only this tragic end.Rest in Peace.
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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 11:17 PM

I'm very sorry to hear that. Rest in peace, Heather
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 12:29 AM

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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 12:34 AM

As I said in the previous topic, my heart is with her family and friends. I didn't know her, but I'm sure this is a horrible loss for the LEGO community.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 03:02 AM

this.... well, I don't know what to say. It's appalling. :( Rest in Peace, Heather.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 03:46 AM

As I said in the other topic, it´s hard to find fitting words and no words could make up for this loss anyway, so I´ll just give my condolences to her family and to you and all her other friends. I hope the reasons behind this tragedy can be fully clarified and that if this was a murder, whoever did this can be brought to justice.-Gata Posted Image
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 04:35 AM

I don't know what to say... This is horrible. She didn't deserver to die. No one does. If it was a murder they are a monster.Wishes to her Family and friends.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 06:03 AM

We can only hope that, wherever Heather is now, she's in a better place than this broken world we live in.Rest in peace, Heather.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 07:46 AM

May you rest in peace, Heather. :(
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 07:57 AM

I... don't even know what to say. Such a terrible, terrible thing. RIP Heather, and prayers go out to those she leaves behind....
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 07:58 AM

Others have stated my feelings more clearly. I am sorry she's gone and offer all the comfort these words can convey to you and her family.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 09:21 AM

This is tragic. I didn't know her, but I'm sure she will be missed by those here that did know her. My condolences to her friends and family.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 09:33 AM

I can't say I've heard of her, but that doesn't make the death of another human being any less depressing. May she rest in peace and I wish the utmost best for her family in these troubling times.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 09:47 AM

As somebody had told me in a comment on a social network, it it highly possible that Heather took her own life. Her mother reported to several news sources that Heather had been experiencing severe depression, which could have led her to this decision.It's sad to think that people believe that suicide is their only option, but unfortunately that's how some people's minds work.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 10:00 AM

As somebody had told me in a comment on a social network, it it highly possible that Heather took her own life. Her mother reported to several news sources that Heather had been experiencing severe depression, which could have led her to this decision.It's sad to think that people believe that suicide is their only option, but unfortunately that's how some people's minds work.

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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 10:21 AM

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