Cops in Newton, N.C. are still searching for the person responsible for the death of a well-liked local guidance counselor.
Maggie Daniels was found dead in her apartment June 28. Her cause of death was the result of a homicide, according to the medical examiner. Cops had identified a person of interest, but that person has been cleared of involvement, according to WSOC-TV.
Here’s what you need to know about her death:
1. She Was Found by a Friend
An unidentified friend of Daniels’ called 911 saying Daniels had been in her apartment for roughly a day. The call, featured in the video above, indicates Daniels was lying down when she was found. The caller told the 911 dispatcher he wasn’t sure if there was any blood, but reports indicate there was a broken mirror in her apartment, according to Cleveland.com.
2. Police Cleared a Person of Interest in the Case
WSOC-TV reports cops cleared a person of interest during their investigation. Daniels had issues with this person at her apartment in the past. WSOC-TV reported a friend had reached out to Daniels on Twitter, telling her to “be careful about a neighbor” and take “self-defense courses.” Cops wouldn’t say if that tweet was an important clue in the case.
3. She Went to High School and College in Ohio
According to her Facebook page, Daniels attended Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio. The school is a private, all-girl Catholic high school. She studied education at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. There are fewer than 3,000 students enrolled at the school.
4. She Was a Guidance Counselor and Coach
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Although her Facebook profile lists her as an English teacher at Newton-Conover High School, Daniels had spent the last year working as a guidance counselor and basketball coach at Discovery High School, according to WSOC-TV. She was completing her master’s degree in counseling at Appalachian State University when she died. WSOC-TV reports Daniels was voted Teacher of the Year in 2011. She was 31 when she died.
5. Daniels Was Buried in Ohio
According to the Charlotte Observer, Daniels was buried in Cleveland. She moved to North Carolina in 2006 to begin teaching. She is survived by her mother, step-father and four siblings. Her biological father is deceased.