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Loved Ones Pay Respects To Cary Teenager

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CARY, N.C. — Family and friends said goodbye Thursday to a Cary teenager who was killed and dumped in a well.

The memorial for Amanda Simpson-Deane was held at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cary.

Investigators found the teenager's body in a well in Nash County last week. She had been missing since September 2000.

"It seems so unfair, but we know that she's in a better place. She's at peace, and the family can get some closure, because as a mother, you like to know where your children are," family friend Michelle Chalmers said.

Police have not charged anyone in Amanda's death, but they said Jevon Ward was the last person seen with her before she disappeared.

Cary Police Press Releases:

  • Match 5, 2002:
  • It's Amanda. Police To Pursue Homicide Investigation
  • March 1, 2002:
  • Remains Recovered; Identity Rests With Nash County Medical Examiner
  • February 28, 2002:
  • Body of Missing Girl Believed Found In Nash County
  • May 7, 2001:
  • Cary P.D Continue Investigation of Missing Girl
  • November 20, 2000
  • Grandfather Of Missing Girl To Hold Press Conference
  • September 28, 2000:
  • Cary P.D. Looking For Help To Find Missing Person


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