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

By Matthew Stabley
|  Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  Updated 5:48 PM EDT
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Public Safety Questioned After Child's Murder

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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.

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.
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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.

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. 

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

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