BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Prosecutors say a young Lewiston woman found dead in a garbagetote died of a drug overdose. But, the family of Amanda Wienckowskistrongly believes her death was no accident.
Amanda's father Glenn Wienckowski said, "I want to know wherethe body was all this time."
Wienckowski strongly believes there's more to his daughter'sdeath than an accidental drug overdose.
The Lewiston woman was found naked last month inside an eastside trash tote.
Wienckowski said, "Whoever did this and hid her should beaccountable. Who knows? Someone could have helped her. Theypanicked, whoever she was with."
Medical examiners finally finished delving into Amanda's deathand determined that she died from a fatal overdose and ruled thatthe manner of her death was accidental.
Former District Attorney Frank Clark, a legal analyst for News4, says the question now is who disposed of the body?
And, even if that person is found, criminal charges areunlikely.
Clark said, "Oh I'm sure there's a public health violation, andthat person could be charged."
"It's just that I've never seen it happen."
News 4's Lorey Schultz said, "She was naked up side down."
Clark said, "I know. I'm sure if you went back 24 hours whatactually happened would unfold."
Schultz asked, "Do you think you'll find the person?"
Wienckowski said, "I'm sure we will."
The autopsy results come as Amanda's family and friends continueto honor her memory.
A March benefit is planned at the Dom Polski Center in NorthTonawanda.
Amanda's friend Joanna Hemmerling said, "We want to help thefamily and tribute to Amanda. She's not someone you want toforget."
"We'll always remember her laugh, and smile. She brightenedevery one's day."
The benefit is set for March 21st.
Some of the funds will be used to raise awareness about drugabuse.
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