Mother speaks out 24 years after daughter's murder

Mother speaks out 24 years after daughter's murder

27-year-old Wanda Forbes was killed in Camden County while washing dishes in her home in 1988.

Print
Email
|

by David Ham, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 5:49 AM

CAMDEN COUNTY-- There's new hope in finding the person who killed Wanda Forbes 24 years ago.

The 23-year-old Camden County woman was washing her dishes when she was shot in the chest and killed on June 8, 1988.
 
Detectives say no suspects or a motive have ever been named.
 
"I have an open mind and faith in God that we need to revisit this thing. We have investigators. We have a new district attorney," said Sheriff Tony Perry.
 
Perry says that despite the physical evidence, there is no biological evidence in this case. 
 
He is hoping that unmatched fingerprints will heat up the case.
 
"There are some fingerprints who we do not know who they belong to," said Perry.
 
Matching the fingerprints could lead detectives to other witnesses and eventually to Wanda's killer.
 
Perry says Wanda's ex-boyfriend and a man she met while she worked at Albemarle Hospital were both named persons of interest.   However, there has never been enough evidence to charge either of them for Wanda's killing.
 
Wanda's mother, Ernstine Forbes, believes she knows who her daughter's killer is but wouldn't share that detail.
 
"I just hope whoever they get that it's enough evidence to prove that it is him, and I feel like it's him," said Forbes.
 
She is waiting on law enforcement to piece the case together.
 
"I believe there's a time and a place for everything and if this is going to come out, about who did it, it will come out. God will get it out there," said Forbes.
 
Anyone with information should call the Camden County Sheriff's office at 252-335-5555.
 

Print
Email
|