[Ed. – Another outrage]
It would be the last text message she’d ever send, and it was received the night of May 7 by her boyfriend: “I’m scared, babe.”
Twelve minutes earlier, West Virginia teen Riley Crossman sent a text, indicating her mother’s 41-year-old boyfriend had entered her room.
A week later, authorities would recover the 15-year-old’s body from a steep cliff near the top of a mountain.
The text messages were presented by prosecutors as evidence at a preliminary hearing against the mom’s boyfriend, Andy McCauley, who is charged with Riley’s murder.
Riley was reported missing May 8, and when her body was discovered on May 16, it was in an advanced state of decomposition.
This week, prosecutors revealed it could be months before the cause and manner of Riley’s death is officially known, if it’s ever determined at all, reports the Hagerstown Herald-Mail.