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Police tightlipped on Sanford teen's death

An autopsy released Wednesday found Dana Shorb, 17, had been stabbed 11 times. Sanford police are investigating, but won't call the case a homicide.

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Dana Shorb, 17, was found dead at her Sanford home in April 2008.
SANFORD, N.C. — Sanford police refused to call the stabbing death of a teenager in April a homicide Thursday, saying the case is still under investigation.

Dana Shorb, 17, was found dead on April 26 in the shower of the home at 210 Bounty Lane that she shared with her boyfriend and their child.

An autopsy released Wednesday found that Shorb died of a stab wound to the chest. She was also stabbed in the arms, head, neck and chest 11 times. The report called Shorb's death "violent and suspicious."

Police said when the investigation is complete, they will hand it over to the Lee County district attorney, but declined to classify it as a crime.

Shorb's mother declined an interview with WRAL News, but said her life ended way too soon.



Stacey Cameron, Reporter

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