Growing memorial for New Rochelle stabbing victim Valaree Schwab

NEW ROCHELLE, New York (WABC) -- A makeshift memorial has been erected outside of the Dunkin' Donuts in Westchester County where a 16-year old girl was fatally stabbed Wednesday afternoon.

Candles and flowers have been carefully placed alongside a photo of the victim with the words, "In loving memory of Valaree Schwab."

Schwab was stabbed twice with a steak knife during a dispute involving five or six New Rochelle High School students. Police say the melee lasted 10 minutes and spanned several blocks of North Avenue.

The teen was a self-described anarchist who friends say was picked on because of her appearance, and her outspokenness.

"It's just a tragedy," Sabrina Kwok said. "She had so much to bring to the world, she was really smart."

Police have charged 16-year old Z'inah Brown with second-degree murder. She turned herself in after police publicly identified her.

Brown is being held without bail and has a scheduled court appearance next week.

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