Miriam Avraham, 10

Horror: 10-year-old Miriam Avraham killed for a piece of property

October 16, 2008, New Milford, NJ: Miriam’s mother, Helene Avraham (holding Miriam's picture), burst into tears outside her Fair Lawn home as she described her daughter, a popular sixth-grader at the Solomon Schechter Day School in New Milford, as a joyful, well-rounded student whose vivacious personality could “fill up a room.”

Avraham’s 14-year-old son Shachar, his voice cracking, said Miriam was his best friend. “We’re going to miss her so much,” he said.

Hours before she died Thursday, Miriam had been ecstatic to learn she won the lead part of Golde in an upcoming school production of Fiddler on the Roof.