Grave Of Murdered Child Rededicated During Ceremony

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It was a ceremony 41 years in the making.

The gravesite of Jack Blake was rededicated with a new gravestone to mark the site.

Family and friends gathered at North Watertown Cemetery.

Blake was ten years old when he was murdered.

He was the first victim of serial killer Arthur Shawcross, who also killed a Watertown girl and at least 11 women in and around Rochester.

A donor who does volunteer work at cemeteries arranged for the stone. 

The ceremony finally give family members some closure.

'I feel like a burden has been lifted...it just needed to be done," said Robin Biccum, Jack's sister.

"We still love him and we always will," said Allen Blake Jr., Jack's brother.

Family members said they were very grateful for the show of community support at the ceremony.

About 40 people turned out for the event.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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