CONNEAUT, Ohio-- About 200 people lit candles and shed tears in downtown Conneaut Wednesday evening for a four-year old girl whose death last week has been ruled a homicide.
"She was truly amazing and she will never be forgotten," said Crystal Emus, the aunt of Melanie Powell, known as Lanie.
"Her death affected everybody but I think her life, her life affected everybody more," Emus said.
"She was a little princess. She likes to do her hair and color and dance and sing. She was always happy," Lanie’s mother, Macie Powell, said.
Police arrested and charged Joshua Million, 25, for child endangering in connection with Lanie's death.
He's in jail being held without bond.
Police say Million was Lanie's mother's boyfriend and was watching Lanie when she suffered the fatal head injuries.
Police would not release any other details on Lanie's death.
"The kindness that everybody in this town has brought forth is truly unbelievable," Emus said.