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Quitman native Heather Robinson to be laid to rest

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Published: Feb. 28, 2017 at 5:20 PM CST
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The body of 30-year-old Heather Robinson is back in her hometown of Quitman to be laid to rest. As her family mourns her death, condolences have been shared by many in the community.

"I hate it happened and I am sorry," said resident, Shea Johnson.

The Robinson family released a statement Tuesday. It described Heather's personality, crediting her hard work, earning a degree in nursing and loving her job in the medical field.

The family also went on to thank law enforcement for their efforts. But most importantly at this time the family asked for privacy as it begins to say its final goodbyes to Heather.

Heather's boyfriend, Alex Deaton, is wanted for her murder and for apparently randomly shooting another person. There is a nationwide search going on to find Deaton.

"Everybody is talking about it. Everybody seems to be very upset; it is just a sad, sad thing and I just feel for the family. In fact our church prayed for the whole family last night and I thought that was very nice," said resident, Shirley Broadhead.

Residents say they don't understand why Deaton would take Heather's life.

"All of that domestic stuff gets way too out of hand and for no reason. People fight and people fuss and argue but that doesn't mean you just have to go and kill somebody," said Johnson.

Deaton was last reported to have been in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The statement by the Robinson family expressed hope to see an end to this chapter with Deaton being found. Residents we talked to called on Deaton to turn himself in to authorities.

"I don't know why he would do this. Maybe he is scared. If it were me, I would. I think he should," said Johnson.

Robinson's funeral will be held Wednesday at Wright Funeral Home in Quitman. She will be laid to rest in East Pleasant Grove Cemetery.