Did Amy Lord know her killers?

Did Amy Lord know her killers?

Boston : MA : USA | Jul 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM PDT
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Amy Lord's murdered body was found in Hyde Park on Tuesday afternoon, and officials immediately revealed that the woman had suffered a violent demise. However, her identity wasn't released to the public until this morning along with a slew of horrific details that makes this case seem like something straight out of a slasher flick.

This report shares that Amy was abducted on her way to the gym early Tuesday by two men. She was reportedly forced to withdraw money from various ATM machines in the city, and was then stabbed to death and dumped where her body was ultimately located. It was a civilian passerby who noticed her remains and then notified police.

The details surrounding this horrific case are slim, indicating that investigators either don't know much more, or they are holding onto vital information that will lead to the arrests of her murderers. Until this information is all clarified a number of theories could be speculated to determine what might have happened to this woman.

Is it at all possible that Amy Lord knew her murderers? On the surface this seems like a textbook murder fueled by financial motives, which wouldn't make it out of the ordinary for her to not be acquainted with her killers. However, it's possible that someone knew her schedule and knew that she had access to funds via her private bank account.

Media reports share that the woman was a college grad who worked for a creative firm in the city, so it's not entirely likely that she lived a high risk lifestyle that would lead her into harm's way. She doesn't fit the profile of someone who would statistically fall into this situation. However, people of any lifestyle can get involved with the wrong people, so statistics aren't always right.

This indeed seems like a horrific crime of opportunity, and Amy Lord was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She appears to be the hapless victim of two monsters who picked her out of a random pool of available potential victims. She was likely one of the few people traveling alone at the particular time that they wanted to commit the robbery.

It would be interesting to find out if she was sexually assaulted, because that would add a dual motive to the crime that was committed. It would also lend to a reason why Amy was targeted out of the other people who may have been around. Men are statistically the ones who are targeted most for violent robberies, so the fact that this happened to a woman, and it ended so brutally, speaks for what kind of crime this could have truly been.

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Chelsea Hoffman is based in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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