WILMINGTON, DE (WTXF) - Police in Wilmington, Delaware, have announced they are not yet ready to charge three persons of interests in the assault that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl. They will continue to investigate the incident, and say they are not in a position to file charges at this time.
"We are not in a position at this time to file charges."
It’s not the news most were waiting to hear. During a news conference Friday afternoon, Wilmington’s top cop said there are not arrests or charges yet in the death of Amy Francis-Joyner.
"We know that the family and the public want answers and we are working to bring this case to resolution as quickly as possible," said Chief Bobby Cummings of Wilmington Police Department.
Three females students who police say are considered persons of interest have been out of school since the bathroom brawl that left the 16-year-old Howard Technical High School student dead. But the Chief said there are a number of things that still need to be reviewed including more than 3,000 pages of print data.
"Including but not limited to scores of interviews, re-interviews, review of cellular date and electronic data and the forensic medical reports. All of these pieces go into make a strong case," he said. Chief Cummings also took the time to dispel rumors regarding the teen’s death.
"I want to confirm that there were no weapons used in this attack," he said.