Mom speaks out after young woman found dead in Raleigh; case a homicide investigation

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities have identified a woman who was found dead in Raleigh Sunday night during a welfare check.

Raleigh police also said the case was a homicide investigation after officers found Christina Maria Matos, 20, in an apartment on Hillsborough Street.

Christina Maria Matos in a photo from her brother

The incident was reported just after 7:10 p.m. when someone called to have authorities check on the welfare of a person in the 1500-block of Hillsborough Street, according to a news release from Raleigh police.

Officers found the body of Matos at the scene, police said.

Monday afternoon, CBS 17 spoke with relatives of the victim.

“We want to figure out what happened with Christina,” her mom, Yolanda Matos, said through tears Monday afternoon. “We want justice for her.”

Yolanda Matos asked people to come forward and “tell the police everything” about the case.

Multiple Raleigh police cars were seen outside the Signature 1505 apartments, which are located at 1505 Hillsborough St., more than four hours after the news release was sent Sunday night.

Signature 1505 describes itself as “off campus apartments for students” on its website.

North Carolina State University confirmed Matos is not a student at the university.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

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