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Police search for suspects in teen’s death

Delay helped to positively ID missing teen

Special Photo: Henry County authorities have ruled Anastasia Hill’s death a homicide. Her body was discovered Nov. 19, 2010 in a wooded area on Georgia Highway 138 in Stockbridge. Anyone with information about the case, is asked to call Henry County Police at (770) 288-8200.

Special Photo: Henry County authorities have ruled Anastasia Hill’s death a homicide. Her body was discovered Nov. 19, 2010 in a wooded area on Georgia Highway 138 in Stockbridge. Anyone with information about the case, is asked to call Henry County Police at (770) 288-8200.

Henry County police said they are positive the body recovered two years ago, in Stockbridge, is that of Anastasia Hill.

Hill was a ninth-grader at Stockbridge High School, when she was reported missing from her Ellenwood home on March 6, 2010. Her remains were found Nov. 19, 2010 in a wooded area on Georgia Highway 138 in Stockbridge.

“Her dental records confirmed that the remains were that of Anastasia,” said Henry Police Sgt. Joey Smith. Smith said police delayed releasing the information about the identity of the body, because Hill’s mother, Elisa Hill, wanted more proof that the remains were, in fact, her daughter, according to Sgt. Smith.

“Further mitochondrial DNA revealed additional confirmation that the remains were Anastasia,” said Sgt. Smith.

Henry police have determined that the 14-year-old’s death was a homicide. Her grandmother, Valencia Hill, said the young girl’s bedroom window was left open when she went to check on her the morning of her disappearance.

“This is a very active case, and we are asking the public for assistance with any information,” added Sgt. Smith. Anyone with information, should call Henry County Police, at (770) 288-8200.