HALL COUNTY, Ga. - The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is asking for new help locating the person who killed a high school student one year ago.
Hannah Truelove was found dead behind the Lake Lanier Club Apartments on Aug. 24, 2012.
"We don’t have any reason to believe she was abducted or taken to that location against her will," said Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
Truelove, a Gainesville High School student, lived in the complex with her mother.
"I have two locks on my door, I mean it's scary," said resident Tarin Webb.
Deputies said they found her body in a wooded area between the apartment building and Lake Lanier. Truelove was stabbed multiple times.
“She was literally murdered in our cove. I can walk to where she was murdered," resident Ashley Boggus told Channel 2’s Tom Regan.
"Hannah's family and friends have been living a nightmare since Hannah was reported missing and found murdered," Mona Harris, Hannah Truelove's mother, said at a February news conference.
Investigators are looking for a late 1990s or early 2000s four-door sedan, possibly a Chevrolet or Dodge vehicle that was seen in the apartment the evening before. It’s described as light silver with substantial front-end damage and a driver’s door that was lighter in color than the body.
Police warn that the vehicle may have been repaired since the killing. They’re asking anyone who saw the vehicle, or possibly made repairs to call their tip line at 770-503-3232.
"We would very much like to bring the person responsible to justice and bring some closure to Hannah’s family,” Wilbanks said.
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