Girl's Killer Still Free

By Eric S. Page
|  Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010  |  Updated 3:30 PM PDT
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Friend Describes Horror of Watching Teen Die

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Friend Describes Horror of Watching Teen Die

The friend of a teenager gunned down Sunday morning describes the horror of watching her young friend die.
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There's a new push to find the person who murdered a teenage girl one year ago.

Hannah Podhorsky, 16, of National City was a 10th-grader at Mission Bay High School when she was killed on Feb. 1 at 2:30 a.m. The teen was shot outside a home in Mountain View while standing on the sidewalk with a friend. Her killer approached them and fired two or three shots, police said. It has never been clear if Podhorsky was the killer's intended target.

Paramedics and police officers attempted to perform CPR on the girl, but Hannah soon died of her injuries.

People who knew Hannah said she was a happy, good-natured person. They also said she was a bit of a clown and got along well with everyone.

The victim's distraught father, George Podhorsky, said at the time of the killing that his daughter was not a gang member, but he did say her life "had gone astray" in the last three years.
   
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in to sdcrimestoppers.com.
 

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