Tributes to woman 'violently taken from her family' in St. Cloud

She was found dead at the side of a road, with no arrests made in her killing.
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A woman who was found dead on a road in St. Cloud has been remembered by friends and family as someone who made everyone laugh. 

Keisa Lange, 25, of Litchfield, was found dead on June 3 on the 4300 block of Cooper Avenue South. Police initially called her death "suspicious" and later said she died of a gunshot wound, noting her death had been ruled a homicide. 

Police said it appears Lange had gotten to the roadway where her body was found by vehicle, but when police responded to the scene, there were no cars in the vicinity. 

"Keisa Lange was violently taken from her family," a Go Fund Me page says. "Keisa was an amazing person, she was strong, smart, funny, and beautiful. She was taken [too] soon."

No arrests have been made in Lange's death, and police said last week her killing has "noticeable similarities" to the death of Janesa Lashay Harris, 28, who was found fatally shot in her St. Cloud apartment a day before Lange was found. 

Lange's mother, Janna Meyer, told KSTP her daughter was loving, vibrant and full of life, who had a magnetic personality. 

"What do I want people to remember about her? Everything: She was an amazing person — it's not that she didn't have some struggles, she did — but she was not a bad person, she was not a mean person, she was not an evil person in any way, and she wasn't a piece of trash that deserved to be thrown there. She was so loved," her mother said. 

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Kelsey Patton, one of Lange's friends, started the GoFundMe page to help Lange's family with funeral, memorial and other expenses. 

"Everyone that knew Keisa was impacted by her in some way. Keisa loved to spend time with her family, singing in the car, surprising people with little gifts, cooking, baking goodies, camping, making everyone laugh, and just being her goofy self," the page says. 

Patton describes Lange as an "amazing soul," noting she did "so much for the people around her" and people will miss the "little moments" with her. 

"She was [taken too] soon, and this shouldn’t have happened to her," the page says. 

Meyer told KSTP that when justice has been served for her daughter, she wants to help other families who've suffered similar losses. 

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