Woman finds daughter killed in Fayetteville apartment
Posted December 27, 2011
Updated December 28, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville woman made a horrifying discovery Monday night when she found her daughter dead inside the young woman's apartment.
Betty Spino went to the Cambridge Arms apartment complex, off McPherson Church Road, to check on her daughter after several phone calls to her went unanswered.
Her daughter, Kandice Presley, 26, had moved to the complex only 10 days earlier.
Spino said Tuesday that she found the door to Presley's apartment was unlocked, and when she pushed it open, she found Presley's bloodied body lying face-down in the entryway, covered by a blanket.
Police haven't released details as to how Presley died or when she might have been killed.
Spino said she last saw her daughter on Thursday when they ran errands. They had planned to get together for dinner Monday night, she said.
Presley talked online with her husband, Army Sgt. Onsbey Presley, on Christmas Eve. He has been deployed to South Korea for about 10 months.
Spino said she noticed that a television, computer and video-game system were missing from Presley's apartment, but police haven't said whether robbery was a motive in the slaying.
Neighbors told WRAL News that they had seen a man at the apartments a few days ago who was threatening Presley. He was yelling from the street that he would hurt her and was demanding money, they said.
Police said officers responded to a disturbance on Christmas Eve at the apartment building where Presley lived, but they offered no details about the incident.
Spino said Christmas has been a difficult time for her family in recent years, following the Dec. 29, 2009, death of Presley's stepfather, Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Spino, in Afghanistan.