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Police search for 'key' evidence in Cherish's death
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Police search for 'key' evidence in Cherish's death

Police search for 'key' evidence in Cherish's death
In a news conference, JSO announced the search for this stroller.

Police search for 'key' evidence in Cherish's death

As the family of Cherish Perrywinkle prepares for her burial, police are seeking the community's help to find key evidence in her abduction and murder.

Funeral services for Cherish will be held Friday at Paxon Revival Center Church located at 5461 Commonwealth Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32254. Services begin at 2 p.m. with an internment following at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at 7242 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32205.

All services are open to the public.

The 8-year-old girl was abducted and slain last weekend and police are asking for help in finding a blue double stroller.

Annie Smith, Chief of Investigations with JSO, says Cherish's mom placed the stroller into the suspect's van on the night Cherish was abducted.

Donald Smith is in custody and Annie Smith says Cherish's mom told police she placed the stroller into Smith's car after they left the Dollar store. Police say when they found Smith's van the next day, the stroller was not inside.

"The missing stroller is blue, it's a double, like a front and back type stroller, not the side-by-side."

Investigators also say there isn't any evidence that shows the stroller was ever rolled into the Wal-mart. Police are not commenting as to why they are calling the stroller a key piece of evidence. JSO does want everyone to be on the lookout for the stroller and say it may be worn or possibly damaged. They are asking for anyone who finds it to not tamper with it, alter, or touch it in anyway. Instead you're asked to contact police.

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