The Hastings family

The Hastings family

Zoe Hastings, a Booker T. Washington graduate and eldest of five siblings was found dead early Monday in Lochwood at the hands of a yet unknown killer.

Well-known Lake Highlands area resident Ginger Greenberg is sister to Zoe’s aunt, and she set up a page to raise funds for the family, she let us know, so they can stay home together as they grieve:

“Zoe was an outstanding young woman on the cusp of starting her life. She was loving, kind, hard working and full of life … preparing to go on her mission, she was on her way to an evening church service when she went missing. After a frantic search, Zoe was found murdered in a creek bed …,” reads the request. “Her life was cut short on October 12, 2015 by an unspeakable tragedy.  She was the oldest of five children, with three little sisters and a brother who adored her. Zoe’s parents, Cheryl, a nurse, and Jim, a teacher, loved and adored their oldest child beyond words, and were so proud of her accomplishments.”

Jim Hastings is an art teacher at Merriman Park Elementary school in Lake Highlands. Check back at for updates.

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