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Shingletown Organization Raising Money in Honor of Shelby and Shasta Miller

By Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: May 13 2013 07:36:58 PM CDT
Updated On: May 13 2013 07:38:12 PM CDT
Shasta Miller, 4, and Shelby Miller, 8

Shasta Miller, 4, and Shelby Miller, 8

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. -

A dedication for the young girls who were allegedly killed by their father is in the works.

Vera De Witt is the President of the Shingletown Activities Council, which is a  non-profit organization that works to bring activities to the community.

She told us their group is raising money to buy and plant trees at Black Butte Elementary School, along with a plaque reading, "In Loving Memory of Shelby and Shasta."

She said the idea came from one of their members who had a son in Shelby's class.

Together, they decided they wanted to put in a permanent living memorial at the school for the girls.

"They may be gone but they're not forgotten. They were part of this community, they were part of this school and they're part of our hearts. So this was the kick-off to have something of them remain with us," De Witt said.

Shelby Miller, 8, and Shasta Miller, 4, were allegedly gunned down by their father, Shane Miller, on Tuesday night at their home in Shingletown. Their mother, Sandy Miller, 34, was also killed.

Law enforcement is searching in Humboldt County for Miller, knocking on doors in the King Ranger Conservation Area.

If you'd like to help with the dedication, donations can be dropped off or mailed to Ridge Rider News at:

PO Box 210 or
31285 Hwy 44, Suite C
Shingletown, CA, 96088

Any extra money raised will be donated to the school's library.