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The last hearse travels the final mile: Layla Salazar’s burial ends Uvalde funerals for shooting victims

The unremitting pace of ritualized mourning ended Thursday as the town buried an 11-year-old victim of the Robb Elementary shooting. Survivors now face less structured grief, starting each day knowing they will live it out differently than they should have.

Pallbearers carry Layla Salazar’s white, yellow and light blue casket into Sacred Heart Catholic Church for her funeral mass in Uvalde on June 16, 2022.
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The hearse carrying Layla Salazar’s white, yellow and light blue casket arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for her funeral mass in Uvalde on June 16, 2022.
Olga Ojeda watches as the hearse carrying Layla Salazar’s casket drives by her home on the way to Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Uvalde on June 16, 2022.

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