Mother of teen found dead in rolled-up carpet searching for answers

It's been nearly a year since her 16-year-old daughter was found shot to death and wrapped up in a rug on a north st. louis county trail.

FERGUSON, MO. - Nearly one year since her teenage daughter was found shot to death and wrapped up in a rug on a north St. Louis County trail, a local mother is desperate for answers.

Police said 16-year-old Maleah Talton, a McCluer North sophomore, was left for dead on the Ted Jones Trail near her home last November. No arrests have been made in the case.

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Twenty-three-year-old Evander Thompson was named as a person of interest in the case. He is not facing any criminal charges, but police have been searching for him for nearly a year.

Talon's mother said the person of interest was Talton's boyfriend.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ferguson Police Department at (314) 522-3100.

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