Pa. School Teacher Was Found Dead in River 1 Year Ago 3 Miles from Car — and Family Wants Answers

Heinicke says the steps added up to less than a mile.

“In other words, if her body is three miles from her car, she didn't walk that far," she says. "And how far she traveled in the river of course, we don't know, but the steps didn't add up to three miles or even close to three miles.”

Police don’t know where she entered the Brandywine River, Delaware State Police detective Dan Grassi tells PEOPLE. Because the river had a lot of obstructions, they don't believe she entered it from where her car was parked and floated the three miles to where her car was found.

On July 23, the anniversary of the discovery of her body, family members are planning to visit the location of where her car was found, and also visit where she was found.

“It'll be sort of as a way to honor her on the 23rd, it's a pretty big marker of a day,” says Heinicke. “She was such a wonderful person and so loved, and for this to have happened to her and nobody is being held accountable … it's just this terrible waiting game, is incredibly, incredibly difficult.

"We just want closure for the family, we want justice. She deserves a lot better, an ally, and we are a hundred percent committed to keep talking, keep pressuring, shouting it from the rooftops at every opportunity.”

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Police say they are still hopeful her case will be solved.

“Like any unsolved case, there's some frustration there, but I think we are going to solve it,” Grassi says.

Anyone with information about Ledyard’s murder is asked to call the homicide unit at Delaware State Police at 302-365-8441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Crime Stoppers.

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