It was initially thought to be a random hit-and-run accident, but the Cary Police Department has determined otherwise. Now, four suspects are facing murder charges for the death of a 16-year-old girl. According to WRAL, the four suspects -- identified as Jourdan Chanquion Mack, 20, Beth Strange, 18, Abijah James Masse, and Joshua Odell Simmons, both 17, have been charged with the murder of Katherine Burdick-Crow. Initial reports claimed the Green Hope High School student was just a pedestrian, but apparently that wasn't the case.
The charges follow the release of a 911 call from a witness. According to the police report, released via ABC-11, the unnamed witness initially thought Burdick-Crow had just fallen off a vehicle. However, the series of events that occurred prior to the hit-and-run have led to the murder charges that have been filed against the suspects.
"Apparently, she was on a car and fell off and a gentleman is here with blood all over his face. He is acting very strange. He said not to call the police but I am calling you cause this girl, I don't feel a pulse or anything, so someone needs to get here very quickly," reports the caller.
It has been reported that Burdick-Crow fell off of a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup. Authorities later discovered that the vehicle was driven by Simmons. The entire incident is reportedly the result of a "botched drug transaction" that took place on the night of Friday, June 25, where Burdick-Crow was reportedly robbed by the suspects.