Girl's Killer Still Free

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

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    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.