Loved ones still hope to solve woman’s decade-old death

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The mother of a woman who was found dead behind a Franklin home 10 years ago regrets she didn’t sense something was wrong that night.

Sheila Bridges was the first to find her 29-year-old daughter in September 2003. Stephanie Moffett was lying in the back yard of the house on Oliver Avenue where she was staying, partially undressed with a folded shirt covering her chest.

The backs of her new boots were scuffed, and she had small scrapes and cuts like she was dragged outside, family members said. The doctor who performed the autopsy declared the death was a homicide by manual asphyxiation, or loss of oxygen.

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