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Tributes Pour in After Arkansas TV Anchor's Death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Flowers and candles were left today outside the home where KATV anchorwoman Anne Pressly was found brutally beaten, as tributes poured in and her colleagues mourned her death.

 The 26-year-old Pressly died Saturday night in a hospital. Her mother found her beaten early Monday after the journalist didn't answer her regular wake-up call. Authorities have said they have no suspects.

Hundreds of comments flooded the station's Web site from across the United States, including messages from loyal viewers accustomed to seeing Pressly on TV to those who said they'd never heard of her before the attack.

Frequent viewers of the ABC affiliate's "Daybreak" program recounted how Pressly had affected their lives. A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and teddy bears lay near a tree outside the anchorwoman's home Sunday today. Police have said they had no indication Pressly was targeted for the attack.

Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis didn't return phone messages Sunday from The Associated Press. Pressly was born in South Carolina and moved with her family to Little Rock while she was in high school.

She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and began at KATV as an intern. She had a small role as a conservative commentator in the new Oliver Stone movie "W.," which was filmed in Louisiana.

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