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      Rebekah Gay will be laid to rest Tuesday

      Rebekah Gay, 24, was found Thursday, November 1, in a ditch after she had been allegedly beaten with a mallet and strangled with a zip tie by her neighbor.


      A local mother from Mt. Pleasant will be laid to rest Tuesday at the Homer United Methodist Church in Midland.


      Rebekah Gay, 24, was found Thursday, November 1, in a ditch after she had been allegedly beaten with a mallet and strangled with a zip tie by her neighbor.


      Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., the service will begin at 1:00 p.m.


      Investigators believe


      John Douglas White


      , an acquaintance of Gay's, killed Gay at her home between 2 and 4 a.m. Wednesday, then hid her body. Investigators found a mallet and some bloodied towels near Pickard and Woodruff roads. Gay's cell phone was found in a dumpster near Gay's home.


      White was arraigned Thursday in Isabella County Trial court on first-degree and open murder charges. He is currently in Isabella County Jail. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Nov. 8 at 8:15 a.m. in Judge Willam Rush's courtroom.


      Investigators also tell NBC25, Gay's 3-year-old son was in the home when the homicide occurred. The boy is with his father.

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