LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) – A Robeson County family is still hoping for answers more than a year after Megan Oxendine’s body was found.
Authorities say the 28-year-old’s body was found outside a home on East 8th Street in Lumberton in June 2017. Oxendine talked with CBS 17 months before her death. Oxendine, Rhonda Jones and Christina Bennett were all found dead within a four-block radius.
“Sometimes, I think will I ever know what happened to her,” Oxendine’s mother, Shelia Oxendine said.
Shelia Oxendine remembers when she last talked with her daughter two weeks before her body was found.
“She said she was going to town, her and her friend,” she said.
She also recalls hearing about what happened in June 2017.
“I knew if Megan didn’t call me, with hearing something like this and it was down in that area where she was hanging out, I knew it was my child, and she never called me.”
Megan Oxendine’s sisters, Ciera and Khelia, told CBS 17 the last year and a half has been hard for their family.
“I just wish I would’ve liked to seen her and talk to her a little more,” Ciera said.
“I just want to hold her and hug her,” Khelia said. “I miss her. Just grab and not let her go.”
In the death investigations of Bennett, Jones and Oxendine, FBI officials told CBS 17 they’ve assisted Lumberton Police. Special agents have conducted more than 400 interviews and followed more than 50 investigative leads.
The Oxendines are also showing support for Hania Aguilar’s family. The 13-year-old’s body was recently found after she had been missing for nearly a month.
“At the end of the day, we’re all one family, and I know how she feels,” Shelia Oxendine said. “Somebody lost a child. It made me hurting all over again.”
But the Oxendines said they’re not giving up, and believe they’ll hear something soon about what happened to Megan.
“Even though we don’t know, the autopsy’s undetermined, I still feel deep in my heart one day that something will come up,” Shelia Oxendine said.
There is a $30,000 reward for information related to the death investigations.
Anyone with information can contact either the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845 or the FBI (704) 672-6100.