"It's terrible," Abby St. Jermain, who grew up in the neighborhood and is house-sitting for her parents down the street, told KNXV-TV. "The kids are so sweet. We always see them riding their bikes, playing. They've just been wonderful people."
Dinka Radic, who lives across the street, described Exodus as smart and sweet.
"The little girl, she says 'You got chocolate in your house?"' Radic said. "I say 'Yes,' and she says, 'OK, give me some."'
When she gives the girl the chocolate, Radic said, "she just kisses me on my knees. Kiss, kiss, kiss. Very nice."
"She was a lively girl," said Ben Brodhurst, who also lives nearby. "She was always making noise. You see her riding a bicycle from house to house, and she was a really eccentric little girl."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.