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Amber Stanley murder: Police canvas Kettering neighborhood

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KETTERING, Md. (WJLA) -- For nearly a year, Prince George's County Police officers have been on the hunt for Amber Stanley's killer.

On Monday, they returned to her Kettering neighborhood in a renewed attempt to find any clues that would lead to the person who shot and killed the 17-year-old honor student in her bedroom.

"I would say absolutely we are closer than we were a year ago," says Capt. George Nichols. "There are numerous leads, we get tips everyday, our homicide unit is investigating each and every lead."

On Aug. 22, 2012 at about 10:30 p.m., a gunman kicked in the front door of a Chartsey Street home. He ran upstairs, shot, and killed Amber in her own bedroom.

Amber was a rising senior at Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale, where she was enrolled in an elite science and technology program.

So far, investigators do not have a suspect, and neighbors like Victor Sangster are still a bit on edge.

"This is a really weird case," Sangster said. "We're hoping they will find out what happened and who did it."

Investigators have tried to put everyone at ease, saying that the community is safe and that the murder may have been an isolated event.

Having detectives back out in the neighborhood is comforting for the teen’s mother, whose honor student daughter had so much promise. She says the killer must be caught.

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