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Parents of Slain Paris Teen Speak Out

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PARIS, TX - The parents of a Paris teenager found murdered this week are speaking out for the first time since learning of their daughter's death. Sharonda Bronner, 15, was found murdered in Idabel on Monday. Four days later authorities still have no motive, made no arrests and have no idea why someone would harm the teen.

"She was a beautiful person. She had a beautiful smile and now that's all gone and been taken away from us."

Ronald and Sharon Bronner are left with only memories. Pictures of a vivacious daughter, home movies and loving messages left for her younger brother show a life that was cut too short by a crime her family and the community can't comprehend.

"She's just full of life and why someone would take her, I don't know," said Sharon Bronner.

What the Bronners want now is some sense of closure, something they say will not happen until they are able to lay their daughter to rest.

"We got to put it in the hands of the good Lord."

And they're praying for strength - struggling with how to explain to Sharonda's younger brother that she won't be coming home. She won't be there to celebrate his ninth birthday next week or open presents Christmas morning.

Through sorrow her parents say they are finding peace - choosing not to dwell on their daughters' death but celebrate her life.

"We're going to make something good out of this," said Ronald Bronner. "She is well in our heart. Things will go on. Things must go on."

Funeral arrangements for Sharanda Bronner are set for Tuesday, December 14th at 11am at the Maxey Funeral Home.

Idabel Police tell us they are tracking down leads and have interviewed a few "persons of interests", but still no arrests have been made.

Katy Blakey, KTEN News