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Hannah Truelove: Police investigate Ga. teen's death as a homicide

Hannah Truelove WGCL-TV

Hannah Truelove
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(CBS/AP) GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say they are investigating the death of a Gainesville teen whose body was found in the woods behind her apartment complex as a homicide.

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Sgt. Kiley Sargent with the Hall County Sheriff's Department said police are investigating the death as a homicide, due to discoveries that 16-year-old Hannah received injuries that "were indicative that she died from a violent death."

Truelove's body was found Friday night. Authorities don't believe it was a random assault and have information that the teen may have known her attacker, Sargent said.

Grief counselors were on hand at Gainesville High School, and a moment of silence was held for Hannah at the campus on Monday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been assisting in the investigation. No other details were released.

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