Reward Offered for Information on Murdered Girl

MAY 2, 2005 -- The flag at Central Middle School in Whiteville is flying at half staff this week in memory of a student killed under mysterious circumstances.

Ledidria Strickland's body was found near a sandy road on the Columbus County-Bladen County line last month.

The body apparently had been moved after the girl was struck by a vehicle.

Authorities don't know who was driving and are offering up to a $5,000  reward for information.

The principal at Central Middle School told a Whiteville news reporter that Strickland was a sweet, nice girl, who had transferred to the school this year from Fair Bluff.