Family and friends host softball tournament in memory of Anjelica Hadsell

Posted at 10:30 PM, Apr 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-12 23:30:53-04

Norfolk, Va.- Family, friends, and former teammates of 18-year old Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell gathered Sunday afternoon to play a softball tournament in memory of the teen.

AJ was last seen at her home in Norfolk on March 2nd. Her body was found behind an abandoned home in Southampton County Thursday.

Sunday dozens of her loved ones gathered to play the game they say AJ loved so much.

The softball tournament was also played in effort to raise money to help the family with funeral costs. Friends say the leftover money will go towards a charity that will be named after AJ.

The field that AJ grew up playing softball on in the Tarrallton section of the city has been dedicated to her as well.

"We wish it wouldn't had been named after her because we want her here. But it's a great memorial to her," said Bryce Atkins.

The family says now they just want to know what happened to AJ.

"We never thought we would be bringing her home like this. Not like this at all," said the woman AJ called her grandmother.

Police have not named any suspects in AJ's death.


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