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Parents: Teen daughter murdered after abortion fight with boyfriend

Woman found shot to death in wooded area
Published: Jul. 12, 2012 at 11:34 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The parents of a murdered teen, found in a local park, say they know why she was killed.

Hawa Gabbidon's parents say she was murdered after she and her boyfriend got into a fight about having an abortion. Gabbidon was almost two months pregnant.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, 17-year-old Hawa Gabbidon's body was found Tuesday morning when a group of men used a wooded path to cut through neighborhoods in the Nevin Community. It happened around 12:30 a.m.

She was found about 50 yards off the roadway. Gabbidon was a CMS student who attended an alternative academy. One of her last known addresses was a center in Charlotte for at-risk females.

Officers responded to Thereasea Clark Elder Park and roped off a portion of Rockwell Church Road near Sugar Creek Road in north Charlotte

"I don't know what's going on. Nobody is telling us anything," said her mother, Monneh Gar.

On Thursday, Deputy Police Chief Kerr Putney said his officers are working around the clock to solve the case, but is asking for the public's help.

"We're going to need your help on this one. we're going to need some tips. we're going need a break to bring this case to conclusion ," Putney said.

Hawa's father, Isaac Parchue says just thinking of how it all happened, makes him physically ill.

"She had a boyfriend and she and the boyfriend were arguing about having an abortion," he said.

He says he doesn't know who her boyfriend is, but is begging police to find out, and fast.

"We are pleading to the community for the community to help us as a family to bring Hawa's killer to justice," he said.

CMPD declined to comment about the "boyfriend theory." If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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