15-year-old Sanaa Amenhotep, RCSD image

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the official cause of death of Richland County teenager, Sanaa Amenhotep, whose body was recovered from a wooded area in Leesville early Thursday morning  

According to Fisher, an autopsy performed Friday confirmed that Amenhotep had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The autopsy concluded that the gunshot wounds were the cause of her death, which has been ruled a homicide.

Sanaa Amenhotep, 15, of Columbia, was abducted from Richland County prior to being killed in Lexington County. Her death is believed to have occurred April 5. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the homicide.

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