Mystery shrouds Oakboro woman's death 2 years later: 'This family needs closure'

OAKBORO, N.C. — An Oakboro family wants answers two years after Amy Boger was found dead from a single gunshot wound.

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On Monday, family members released balloons in her memory, while investigators wait for a key piece of evidence before they rule her death a homicide or a suicide.

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"I relive that afternoon over and over and over again," her uncle, Joe Lowder, said.

He was Oakboro's police chief at the time and the first officer who arrived at her home after the 911 call on Feb. 5, 2016.

"It's like time has stood still for these two years," Lowder said.

The Stanly County Sheriff's Office hasn't been able to provide the answers.

"She would've never took her own life knowing her daughter was going to be coming home, getting off that school bus," Boger’s cousin Angela Stogner said.

The Sheriff's Office called in experts from North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the FBI. An investigator said Monday that the last piece of evidence they're waiting on is a report from SLED with the scene reconstruction, which they said may be critical to the investigation.

"One thing I'm not going to do is let this go,” said Jeff Branch, Boger's cousin. "Amy needs that closure. This family needs that closure and we're waiting to see justice done."

The sheriff said last year that the last person to see Boger alive was her estranged husband.

Boger's family has had no contact with him since her death.

No one has been charged in connection with Boger's death and it's still under investigation.

Statement from Sheriff's Office:

"In regards to the death investigation of Amy Boger the Stanly County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is still actively pursuing a resolve to this case. Investigators have processed many pieces of evidence and followed up on numerous amounts of information.  

"The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division assisted with a scene reconstruction and we are awaiting those results which could be vital to the investigation.  Unfortunately, at this time, investigators are still unable to determine the exact circumstances surrounding Amy Boger's death. "

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