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Service remembers slain Ohio woman

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dozens of people turned out for a memorial service in Cleveland to remember an 18-year-old pregnant woman whose remains were discovered earlier this month — more than 18 years after she had gone missing.

Tight security was in force Sunday at Scranton Road Bible Church at the service for Christina Adkins.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reports that church pastor Joe Abraham spoke to about 120 people trying to find closure after years of searching for her.

Adkins was 5 ½ months pregnant when she disappeared. Her family last saw her in January 1995. Her remains were found in a manhole under a highway overpass.

A 49-year-old convicted sex offender has been charged with killing Adkins and another woman who was slain around the same time.

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