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Investigators Search For Answers To Teen's Murder

Posted June 8, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Friends and family of Christopher Eggleston tried to figure out on Sunday why the teenager was kidnapped and murdered, only to be found behind a local middle school.

Eggleston's body was found early Saturday morning after tips led investigators to a swampy area near Westover Middle School. The boy had been reported missing since Monday when he went to school and never returned home.

Fayetteville police charged 17-year-old Matthew Myers, one of Eggleston's classmates, with kidnapping and first-degree late Saturday night.

Fayetteville police Capt. Brad Chandler said Sunday that investigators have no motive for the killing and say this case is far from over.

One of Eggleston's friends, Brandy Bussey, is still wondering how this could happen.

Myers has had run-ins the police before. He was charged with breaking and entering and carrying a weapon on campus, both of which occurred at Westover High School.

Myers' first court appearance is set for Monday morning.