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Police investigate teen's death as a homicide

GAINESVILLE — Authorities say they are investigating the death of a Gainesville teen whose body was found in the woods behind her apartment complex as a homicide.

Sgt. Kiley Sargent with the Hall County Sheriff's Department said on Monday that 16-year-old Hannah Truelove received injuries that "were indicative that she died from a violent death."

No other details were released.

Truelove's body was found Friday night. Sargent told the newspaper that authorities don't believe it was a random assault and have information that Truelove may have known her attacker.

Grief counselors were on hand at Gainesville High School, and a moment of silence was held for Truelove at the campus on Monday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been assisting in the investigation.