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Amber Stanley murder investigation update comes one day ahead of anniversary

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PALMER PARK, Md. (WJLA) - Prince George's County Police said Thursday that the investigation into the murder of Amber Stanley is the "strongest it's ever been," one day ahead of the two-year anniversary of her death.

Amber Stanley. (File photo)

Amber was murdered in her home Aug. 22, 2012, when a gunman kicked in the door of her Kettering, Md., home, ran upstairs and shot her. The 17-year-old honor student would have been a senior at Charles H. Flowers High School the next academic year.

Sources tell ABC 7 News that despite strong leads and theories from the outset of the case, Prince George's County detectives lacked evidence to build a case against a specific suspect.

“We also don’t believe that we had someone in this case that just randomly picked a home out of any street in Prince George’s County,” said PGPD Maj. Cesar Pacecho.

Police would not reveal a suspect or person of interest in Thursday's update.

“Why would someone, anyone, kill my daughter?” asked Amber’s mother, Irma Gaither. “Nothing explains this. Nothing.”

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