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Christina Maria Matos was found dead two days after turning 20

By Chris Harris
April 06, 2021 12:50 PM
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Christina Matos
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North Carolina authorities are investigating the death of a college student who was found dead inside her locked bedroom two days after celebrating her 20th birthday.

Raleigh Police identified the student as Christina Maria Matos.

Matos, a student most recently enrolled at Wake Technical Community College, was found dead Sunday night after her parents, Geraldo and Yolanda Matos, were unable to get in touch with her.

The couple, who spoke to WRAL News, said they talked to their hardworking daughter on her birthday, which was Friday, and that she seemed happy.  

But later that day, the parents couldn't get a hold of her, and on Saturday, they drove to her apartment, where there was no answer at her door.

The next day, they called police, who entered Christina's bedroom, finding her dead.

At this point, it is unclear how Matos died but police are investigating it as a homicide.

Christina grew up in Clayton, N.C., and worked several jobs. Recently, she had been waitressing.

Raleigh Police are looking into social media posts about the death, reports WRAL.

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Matos' parents hope someone will come forward and help bring justice to their daughter.

"Who killed her?" Geraldo Matos asked. "They have to go to jail. They have to pay for the damage they made in our family."

Anyone who may have any information about Christina's homicide is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.