BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's bodyfound in a garbage tote.
As the family of Amanda Wienckowski, 20, waits for answers, theyalso want to clear her name.
Amanda Wienckowski's family and friends are devastated by herdeath, and wanted to share more of their thoughts Saturdaynight.
The young woman's body was found Friday morning in a garbagetote outside a church on Spring Street.
She'd been missing since December 7th.
Police took a person of interest in for questioning a shorttime after the discovery was made.
Police say he hasn't been charged with anything.
Police sources have said Amanda was involved with heroin andprostitution.
Amanda's family says she had trouble with drugs in the past,but refuse to believe she had any involvement in prostitution.
Her family says she had just enrolled at Niagara CountyCommunity College, and wanted to pursue a career as a correctionsofficer.
"My daughter as far as I know never did prostitution and I justwant everybody to know that," said Amanda's Mother, Leslie BrillFink.
Amanda's sister, Kristen McCrea, said, "Yeah she has a past butit has absolutely nothing to do with any sexual acts! So whateverher past is, that's fine, we can talk about that. I mean theprostituting obviously is what's getting everybody so where does itend?"
Amanda's family has set up a fund called "Amanda received herwings" at any Bank of America branch.
Amanda's family will hold a vigil beginning at 6 Sunday night,at 157 Spring Street.
Friends will hold a separate vigil one hour later, across thestreet, at Spring and Clinton Streets.
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