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Police: Wake teen found dead in Jordan Lake was stabbed

Posted August 6, 2011 7:48 a.m. EDT
Updated August 7, 2011 6:55 p.m. EDT

— A 15-year-old Fuquay-Varina girl whose body was found in Jordan Lake early Saturday morning died from multiple stab wounds, authorities said.

Fishermen found the body of Patricia Perez face-down near a fishing ramp off Farrington Road about one mile north of U.S. Highway 64, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office said. 

She was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where examiners determined that she had been stabbed. 

Family members told authorities that the teen had been missing for about 48 hours and that her mother filed a missing persons report with the Wake County Sheriff's Office Friday evening.

It wasn't clear whether police have identified possible motives for the killing, but deputies said they don't have any suspects. No other information was released.