Oklahoma family wants questions answered surrounding daughter’s death

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OKLAHOMA CITY- A metro family is looking for answers after their 21-year-old daughter was found dead.

Police are saying the death of Sandra Stevens appears to be a suicide, but those closest to her think someone else might be responsible.

Sandra’s mother says there’s no way her daughter took her own life. She says Sandra had just finished hair school and was working at a local restaurant.

“She had the most beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eye,” Sylvia Stevens said.

She says her daughter was always so full of life.

“You can see most of her pictures, she was always happy, she had plans for her future,” Stevens said.

That future was cut short after what happened inside a northwest Oklahoma City home.

About a month ago, Sandy moved in with her boyfriend of two months.

On Dec. 6, police rushed to Sandy's new place to investigate a shooting.

When they arrived, officers found her dead inside the home.

Her boyfriend told police she killed herself with a shotgun, but her family says she never would've done that.

“She was not depressed. She never had any prescription or treatment for depression,” Stevens says. “I know she didn't take her life.”

Sandy went to her parents’ home the night before her death.  Her mother says Sandra and her boyfriend were fighting.

Her parents say she wanted to move back home.

“She was upset, and my husband told her she needed to finish the relationship,” Stevens said.

That was the last time Sylvia saw her daughter alive.

Allegedly, there were a couple of people other than her boyfriend at the scene when Sandy died.

When NewsChannel 4 went to speak with those alleged witnesses, they were not happy to learn about the story.

“I want the truth. I want the truth,” Stevens said.

Sylvia says she’ll never give up on getting her questions answered.

A Facebook page dedicated to her daughter, called “Justice for Sandra Stevens,” has more than 3,000 likes.

“She loved life, and she knew she was loved. I have faith with all my heart that justice will be made. Justice is going to be for Sandy, justice for Sandy,” Stevens said.

Police say this is still an active investigation, adding that they have interviewed Sandy's boyfriend.

The family is holding out hope that they’ll be able to piece together what really happened.

They requested an autopsy, but the medical examiner’s office says it has not finished the report yet.

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