Kadie Tafta
The Tragic Death of Kadie Tafta

Kadie Tafta was 8 years old.

With her big brown eyes, a sly smile and short chestnut hair, she looked like a “tomboy,” her grandmother said.

She loved “Peppa Pig,” “Hello Kitty” and her Super Mario backpack. When her classmates teased her that Super Mario was for boys, Kadie was sad, but never stopped wearing the backpack.