Young Special Needs Girl Murdered at Thunderbird Falls

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) --When 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman dropped out of sight last weekend, her family knew something had to be wrong. She didn't call; she didn't come home -- both extremely out of character for the Hoffman family's third oldest daughter.

"In this family, you all have phones. When dad calls, you answer. I don't care if you're at church and the holy pastor is preaching. I don't care if you're at school taking the high school diploma test. If dad calls, you answer," Timothy Hoffman Sr., told KTUU Wednesday, less than a day after learning his daughter was murdered.

Known as CeeCee to friends and family, Cynthia Hoffman comes from a large, blended family, a mix of brothers and sisters and other family members' children, all making life work in an East Anchorage trailer. Hoffman, a lean man with glasses who works as a handyman, walks and speaks with intent.

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