Services held for clerk killed

April 14, 2008 4:47:29 PM PDT
Friends and family said goodbye to Stephanie Powell Anderson Monday.

The funeral was held near Anderson's hometown of Roxboro, at the same time the search for her killer is underway.

"We have faith in the Raleigh police department to bring this monster to justice," Anderson's brother, Joe Powell said.

Anderson was shot to death Thursday morning at the Wilco-Hess station on Trawick Road in Raleigh. Friday police set up a checkpoint at the station, hoping to get information from people that frequent that area.

Her sister, Lachanda Powell, is praying for justice. "I can't rest without knowing what happened to her and who did it, because this is ridiculous. She was like my best friend."

Anderson managed the store and usually arrived at the station before 5 a.m. to open for the day. That's about the time police found her shot dead behind the counter after responding to an emergency alarm. Investigators believe robbery was the motive. "I think somebody just knew everyday what time she went to work and just planned it out," Powell said.

Investigators are still checking surveillance video from the store for clues to help them catch Anderson's killer. Anderson's sister, as the rest of her family, are desperate for answers. "I never did say goodbye to her, and that's something that person's taken away from me," Powell said.

Anderson is survived by three children.

If anyone has information about the shooting, call the Raleigh Police Department.


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