For 15 years, Megan McDonald’s family has lived without answers, and without her.

Megan was chipper and upbeat, with a quick smile and an easy laugh. She had a knack for making people comfortable. She purred sometimes when she was happy, as if joy effervesced from her very core.

This is whom Megan’s family lost in the early morning hours of March 14, 2003, when someone beat her to death and left her in a snowy field off Bowser Road in the Town of Wallkill. A person who lived nearby found her the next day. Someone found her car, a Mercury Sable, a few miles away at the Kensington Manor apartment complex.

No one has been charged in the case.

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