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More questions than answers in teen murder-suicide


More questions than answer remain following the murder-suicide involving two teens.

News of the incident that took 16-year-old Anastasia "Ana" Greer's life is not only a shock for current Sandra Day O'Connor High students, but also ones who recently graduated.

"I did know her really well, thru ROTC, and I would see her all the time in there, and she would always be happy," said Alexis Lybeck as she broke down in tears remembering her friend.

Lybeck and her mom were among the many who added to the memorial that marks the spot of Friday's tragedy.

"I wanted to be there for my daughter and pay our respects, say a last prayer," said Alexis' mom.

Phoenix police said Ana was visiting a friend on Villa Linda Drive in north Phoenix when her ex-boyfriend, 16-year-old Matthew Bolton, showed up at the house. A friend driving a black Toyota brought Bolton to the neighborhood. Upon asking her outside, witnesses saw Bolton chasing Ana, shooting, and ultimately killing her. Matthew Bolton then fatally turned the gun on himself.

"I didn't really know Matthew that well. I had heard that he was a good cadet and a good person to a lot people, so it's kind of shocking," Lybeck added.

A Phoenix police spokesperson couldn't tell CBS 5 News on Saturday where Bolton got the gun and what the friend who drove Bolton to the house knew before the incident. Those are questions parents want the answer to as well.

"We don't know, we just don't know," is all that Lybeck's mother could say.

It's all just too much to comprehend, she said.

"I just thank the good Lord that our kids come to us everyday. And our thoughts and prayers go out to their families."

A grassroots group called "Hands Across Anthem" has set up an account MidFirst bank. Any and all proceeds will go to help Ana's family with funeral expenses.

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