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Jill Behrman's Volleyball Jersey Retired

Last updated on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(BLOOMINGTON) - Officials at Bloomington High School South retired Jill Behrman’s volleyball jersey Tuesday before the South-North volleyball game at South.

The jersey will be hung permanently at Jill's House, an assisted living and memory care facility in Bloomington named after Behrman.

Behrman graduated from South in 1999. She was a member of the 1996 sectional title Panther volleyball team. This is the last sectional title the Panthers have won.

Behrman's jersey was too worn to be framed, but a number 6 jersey representative of the number she wore will be framed and given to her parents.

The Bloomington South coach, Eugene Kim, came upon the jersey when they were cleaning out the uniform closet, and decided it was time for the jersey to be retired.

Behrman was 19, and a freshman at Indiana University when she disappeared during a bike ride in May 2000. Her remains were found in Morgan County three years later. She had been shot in the head.

A jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding John Myers II of Ellettsville guilty of murder. Prosecutors argued that Myers was upset at a girlfriend who had ended their relationship and took out his rage by killing Behrman, whose remains were found in 2003 in a wooded area near Paragon, about 15 miles north of Bloomington.

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