Slain 12-Year-Old Md. Girl Was Stabbed to Death

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    Jessica Nguyen

    A girl found dead in Gaithersburg, Md., last week was stabbed in her home, authorities said.

    Jessica Nguyen, 12, was found dead in a home in the 700 block of Ravens Avenue May 31. Her death initially was investigated as suspicious but was elevated to a homicide investigation when trauma to her upper body was found.

    Classmates Visit Home of Slain 12-Year-Old

    [DC] Classmates Visit Home of Slain 12-Year-Old
    Classmates and investigators returned to the Gaithersburg, Md., home where a 12-year-old girl was found dead Tuesday night. (Published Friday, June 3, 2011)

    Police still haven’t said how long her body was in the home before she was discovered.

    Jessica was a sixth-grade student at Gaithersburg Middle School, The Associated Press reported. Neighbors told NBC Washington that a husband and wife and their young daughter lived inside the home along with an aunt, who also had a daughter, and a grandmother. 

    Public Safety Questioned After Child's Murder

    [DC] Public Safety Questioned After Child's Murder
    Montgomery County investigators are still looking for clues in the home where a 12-year-old Gaithersburg, Md., girl was found murdered. (Published Thursday, June 2, 2011)

    No suspect information has been released, but a Montgomery County police spokesman said they interviewed family, friends and neighbors.