By Jessica Leffler
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD) -- What happened toAmanda Lankey?
The teenager disappeared a night in June 2004 and waslater found murdered.
A vigil for
The reward was made possible throught the Carol Sund-CarringtonMemorial Reward Foundation.
At a press conference, investigators said they are stillactively pursuing all leads, and have interviewed up to 300people.
Now, four years later, 24 Hour News 8 sat down and talked withher mother. Victoria Foster said she is planning on a vigil forAmanda on Saturday. The bottom line in her quest for justice, shesays, is finding who murdered her daughter.
Foster is left to wonder what could have been for Amanda.
"Probably with a boyfriend, making plans, you know, some day tobe married and having kids of her own. She can't do that now."
Foster lives in Florida but comes back to her former hometown ofWhite Cloud armed with hope that police will crack the case of whomurdered her 13-year-old daughter.
She is still waiting for answers.
"It's hard for us to keep coming here every year without anyanswers. No one's been arrested. There's nothing more than thefirst day," said Foster. "When we walk into town, people know whywe're here. And I guess that's why we keep coming back, 'cause wewant them to remember Amanda."
24 Hour News 8 followed the search for Amanda when shedisappeared from a friend's house. An Amber Alert was never issued,just clues and possible leads.
Now her mom is again looking to the public to help solve thecase and keep Amanda's memory alive.
"I just urge people to pick up thephone, call the tip line. You don't have to tell them whoyou are. They don't have to know. Just pick up the phone. Anylittle thing could help. I want somebody to step up, step upfor Amanda, for her family, for the rest of the kidshere."
Many businesses in town are supporting the search to findjustice for Amanda.
"No, it doesn't seem like it's been four years at all," saidDanielle Frantz, an employee at a local bar. "And why has it, youknow, gone on this long? That's what we don't understand."
"It's not going to bring Amanda back, and it's not going to stopthe pain. But it will stop the person from doing it again. We can'tlet him get away with it," said Foster.
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