Prince George’s County police

Detectives Seek New Information in Teen’s 2012 Death

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Prince George's County police went door-to-door Friday, seeking new information in the death of a 17-year-old Amber Stanley.

Stanley was shot in the bedroom of her Kettering home on Aug. 22, 2012, becoming the first of six Prince George's County high school students shot in unrelated incidents that school year.

Homicide detectives walked around Stanley's neighborhood and a nearby shopping center to hand out flyers about the brutal slaying.

Detectives believe the killer fled her home in the 100 block of Chartsey Street on foot after the shooting, walking down the street into the larger neighborhood. Stanley's older sister, nephew and a teen foster child were home at the time, but no one was able to identify the masked shooter.

A high-achieving high school senior, Stanley dreamed of attending an Ivy League school. She wanted to be a doctor and enjoyed modeling for fun.

“I would like for someone or whoever knows anything to just come forward and just help us get the case solved," Stanley's mother, Irma Gaither, said earlier this month.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

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