Amanda Anderson's murder remains a mystery

Published: Oct. 26, 2010 at 10:28 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM CDT
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CHAPEL HILL, TX (KLTV)- It's been six weeks since an East Texas teenager was gunned down inside her home, and still no arrest has been made. While authorities remain silent about their investigation, Amanda's family fears her case is growing colder.

"Six weeks and nothing has happened yet. It's almost to us an unsolvable case," said Myron Anderson, Amanda's grandfather.

As the days fade to weeks, hope is slipping away. Amanda Anderson's grandfather fears her murder will remain a mystery.

"You read all the time about cold cases that have been just put in the back files because they don't have any leads," he said.

Authorities won't say much, but they do say they are tracking down leads everyday. Words, that neighbor Aimee Saenz doesn't find comforting.

"They haven't done anything," said Aimee Saenz, neighbor. "It's been six weeks already and we don't know anything. We're just afraid. We think the killer has to be somewhere here, we just don't know where."

Until Amanda's murder is solved, Saenz says she'll hide in her home. "We just lock our doors and stay inside," she said.

"This one makes me sad," said Delores Anderson, Amanda's grandmother. "It's just to close you want to hug her." Delores spends most of her time flipping through pictures of Amanda, still thinking about their last conversation.

"She said Munner, she called me Munner, well I'd like to get married someday, I'd like to have children and get an education," she said.

"We miss everything about her," said Amanda's grandfather. "We miss it and we're going to miss her forever."

They say the last six weeks without Amanda already feels like a lifetime.

Off-camera, several neighbors told KLTV 7 they don't even let their children go outside and play anymore. They say they'll keep them inside until Amanda's killer is caught.

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