Mother still hopeful her daughter's murder will be solved

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News 12 at 11 O'clock / Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW) - It still feels like yesterday.

"It's hard to believe that 10 years have gone by," said Louise Clark, mother of Natalie Clark.

A decade since she lost a precious life.

"She's everywhere, I go to church service and I look up front and I can hear her," Louise told News 12's Patrick Price.

Her 18-year-old daughter, Natalie Clark, was vibrant, young and full of life.

The night of October 19, 2003, Natalie was strangled outside of her home in Hephzibah.

"The vision of my child struggling for her life," said Louise.

The most unnerving part is what hasn't been done for 10 years.

"This case is not being worked, has not been worked in years, how can you just dismiss a murder," she said.

She asked the Richmond County Sheriffs Office to dig a little deeper into her child's death.

But she worries after all these years, her daughter has been forgotten.

"I still have to believe in my heart that there's some decency left in some of our higher ups, law enforcement," she said.

As the years go faster and Louise gets older, the memory of her teenaged daughter keeps her fighting.

"I'm not giving up, her family's not going to give up," said Louise.