Police are investigating after a North Carolina teen, Madison Workman, was found dead on her friend’s porch.
Police in North Carolina are trying to determine how a teenage girl’s body ended up on her friend’s porch hours after she attended a party.
Madison Workman, 18, was found dead on a bench on the side porch of her friend Shakita Hammond’s Caldwell County house.
Madison Workman’s mom confirmed she was struggling with addiction. Video evidence suggests she was high on drugs the night she died. The question is how she ended up on her friend’s front porch, a mile away on a rain night.
Shakita Hammond believes something happened to her friend and someone got scared and dropped off Madison on her porch
Shakita Hammond shows reporter the bench where her friend’s lifeless body was found on her family’s porch
According to WSOC, Hammond and Workman had attended a party at another home about a mile away the night before Workman’s body was discovered.
Hammond believes it is very unlikely her friend walked away from a home south of Lenoir to the home she was found dead at. The homes are more than a mile apart and it was raining that night.
Hammond turned over cellphone video to investigators that she took the party which was held at a home south of Lenoir five hours earlier.
Hammond said Workman was clearly under the influence of drugs at the party. Hammond said she took the video to show Workman the next day, but never got the chance.
Investigators say because of Workman’s condition and the distance between the two homes, they don’t believe the teen walked away from the party, either.
Police are still trying to piece together details of that night,
Madison Workman’s mom says she was struggling with addiction. Video evidence suggests she was high on drugs the night she died – How did she ended up on her friend’s porch, a mile away on a rain night?
Hammond told WSOC that she thinks something happened to Madison and someone got scared and brought the teen to her house.
“It hurts to put anybody in a situation like this,” she said. “I think this family deserves answers. She was beautiful inside and out.”
Amber Delvechio, Workman’s mom, told the outlet that her daughter struggled with addiction and she wants someone to speak up and tell police what happened.
“Somebody took her after she died and put her on a porch,” Delvechio said. “They left her to die all by herself and didn’t call for help. The fact that nobody helped her, nobody called 911, I can’t live with that until justice is served.”
Investigators are releasing few details about the case but did say they are hoping toxicology tests provide more answers.
Delvechio believes someone should have helped her daughter instead of leaving her to die.
Delvechio hopes to get answers in the case and hopes that by speaking out, she can help other families.