Friend Of Leslie Perry Remembers Her As Remarkable Person

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SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)-- After Leslie Perry was found dead inside of a home on Meadow Court, a friend spoke out about who she was as a person.

Lainey Evans said she has known Perry for the past three years. She said their relationship started off rocky, but they eventually became good friends.

“We got into a fight whenever we were freshmen over something stupid," Evans said. "We hated each other when I was a freshman. She was telling me something and she went to go pinkie promise me and I went to pinkie promise her and our fingers shocked. I was like our dang bodies hate each other still but we still love each other.”

She said she found out about her friend's death when she was out of town. A friend called but all Evans said she could do was cry and pray.

The two worked together on the softball field and at a local business. No matter where they were, Evans said her friend was always willing to lend a hand.

“She was always helping people," Evans said. "Always there when someone needed her and she was just a really great person. Always doing things for people.”

If she could, Evans said she would tell her friend a few things.

“Tell her I love her," Evans said. "Tell her I miss her. Tell her to have a good day and make good choices.”

Police later arrested a man in that same home who is facing charges of manslaughter, rape, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.