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Four indicted in death of Apex teen

Posted December 16, 2008
Updated December 17, 2008

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— The four suspects in the death of Matthew Silliman of Apex were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury.

Allegra Rose Dahlquist, 17, of 601 Walcott Way, Cary; Ryan Patrick Hare, 18; of 100 Walnut Hill Court, Apex; Aadil Shahid Khan, 17, of 901 Bristol Blue St., Apex; and Drew Logan Shaw, 16, of 107 Woolard Way, Apex, each face one count of murder.

Hare and Shaw were also indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

Wake County deputies found Silliman's body Dec. 2 at 4221 Olive Branch Lane after receiving a tip from Apex police. According to Wake County real estate records, the property where the body was found belongs to members of Dahlquist's family.

Arrest warrants said the homicide occurred Nov. 30; Silliman was reported missing on Nov. 26, and he was the subject of a Silver Alert.

The suspects are believed to have been friends with Silliman, a student at Apex High School. Dahlquist and Khan are seniors at Apex High School, a school district spokesman said. Shaw is a sophomore at Panther Creek. Hare withdrew from Panther Creek in February.

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  • tsquaring Dec 17, 2008

    jealousy and revenge are always good motives for murder.

  • miss.c Dec 17, 2008

    Just wait until the rest comes out. This will be one case you will wish you did not hear the details on.

  • Mr. French Dec 17, 2008

    N&O now reporting cause of death was asphyxiation.

  • miss.c Dec 17, 2008

    ok dataclerk, You can think that all you want. Escaped from Wake- You are correct about the parents & police not helping, but I will give it to AMS they tried. They along with his neighbors did their part of trying to get him help. The school pressed charges but got the "let's wait and see" letter. I still talk to friends in HC and they really wish the police had paid more attention to the years of complaints. When Ryan walked into the pool last year pulled a "gun" out of his pants and pointed it at little kids in the pool and acted like he was shooting them one by one, I was done. Called the police they went to his house and he showed them a "paintball" gun. "he was just joking around" they said. When we talked to his parents they said, "so, call the police maybe they can do something". That night 2 homes of families that stood up to him had damage to their cars. Called police again was told nothing they could do. Until you have lived by Ryan, you can not understand.

  • scarletindurham Dec 17, 2008

    So you easily gave up. If you had not been so scared you might been able to have helped this young man. -Dataclerk

    rotfl....

  • has had enough Dec 17, 2008

    "So you easily gave up. If you had not been so scared you might been able to have helped this young man. - Data

    - you really are funny.

  • batcave Dec 17, 2008

    All of us that lived in his circle moved out over a year and a half. He was in fact part of our reason for moving.

    You handled the problem the way you thought was best, good for you. Who knows who could have been on the recieving end of this physco.Self preservation is not giving up. The police can't protect you they can only apprehend after the fact as in all murders.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Dec 17, 2008

    All of us that lived in his circle moved out over a year and a half. He was in fact part of our reason for moving.
    miss.c

    So you easily gave up. If you had not been so scared you might been able to have helped this young man. Beside he was not bothering you. You were just a busy neighbor. Moving don't solve anything. You took the problems with you and now you are trying to show concern for your former neighbors. Please...go and tell them that and see what reaction they will give you.

  • Escaped ftom Wake Dec 17, 2008

    Miss.c we also lived in the neighborhood with Ryan, we too had issues with him. Yes our family was scared of him as well. This can not come as a shock as several neighbors tried to speak with his parents. It is just so hard to believe that with all the issues over the past several years that the parents or police could not intervene to prevent this. We have since moved on but our oldest daughter has spoke with friends back in Apex, and there are many disturbing rumors. At least the neighborhood can sleep and relax...

  • Eduardo1 Dec 17, 2008

    I FEEL IT IN MY HEART, SOME PLEA DEAL WILL BE MADE FOR THE: 4 CHILDREN, YOUTHS, KIDS,TEENS. MY DEAL WOULD BE TO GET THEM FIXED UP WITH BOYFRIENDS IN PRISON FOR LIFE! OLD ENOUGH TO MURDER, OLD ENOUGH TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE! I AM SURE PLENTY OF BLEEDING HEARTS ARE LOOKING TO BLAME EVERYONE IN SIGHT, EXCEPT THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE MURDER OF THIS YOUNGSTER. LET THE LAWS THAT ARE ON THE BOOKS TAKE CARE OF THEM HERE ON EARTH, AND THE LORD JUDGE THEM WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT HIS DOOR. A POSTER WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE MOTIVE WAS, MY ANSWER IS, WHATS THE DIFFERENCE. CAN YOU THINK OF A MOTIVE THAT WOULD JUSTIFY MURDER?

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