Prince George's County Police are investigating the possibility that the killer who gunned down an honor student in her bed may have been going after someone else who lived there.
That is what family friend Barbara Dement thinks too.
Dement owns the salon where Amber Stanley's mom, Irma Gaither, works and has known the slain teenager since the day she was born.
When she learned how Amber was killed, she got chills remembering what another girl, who's been living in the family's home since October told her just last Saturday when she visited the salon.
"She came over to me and she said someone tried to grab me and take me in the woods and he had a knife," Dement says. "And she had to fight him off and she was showing me some scratches on her arm."
Detectives have confirmed a visit to the family's home Tuesday to investigate an undisclosed crime.
The next day, Stanley was shot and killed. Two others in the home got out through a window and weren't hurt.
Dement thinks the killer got the wrong girl because "Amber was such a good kid. There has to be a connection to that other girl."
Investigators say they haven't ruled anything out.
There is a $25,000 reward available for information that leads police to Stanley's killer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
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