Officials: Vandals target NC family over daughter's interracial relationship

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Officials in Goldsboro, North Carolina are looking for the person who targeted a family with messages of hate and setting a car on fire.

Investigators said it is because the family's 14-year-old daughter, who is white, is dating a black teenager she met at church.

The girl's mother said she is devastated.

"It just makes your heart sink," the girl's mother said.

The girl is visiting family out of state at this time, but police said once she returns, they would like to go through her social media to see if they can figure out who is behind the hate crime.

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