MCLEAN, Va. (WJLA) - As police continue to investigate what happened the night of 16-year-old Emylee Lonczak's death, attention has focused on Kyle Alifom, a Marshall High School student who was with Lonzcak the night she died.
"People are really upset, but they're also really confused because they don't know what to make of the whole thing," says one friend.
Alifom lives with his parents in a Vienna home, right near where Lonczak's body was later found.
Police have searched the home, looking for flip-flops, an i-phone, and any other trace of Emylee. Alifom's Facebook page as well as Lonczak's have also become key factors in the case.
But Fairfax Police Chief Ed Roessler says that many questions still remain: "It's still an active investigation, and hopefully once it's concluded we can provide an update."
Lonczak, a student at McLean High, was found dead on August 23 in the bushes between two Vienna homes. According to search warrants filed in Fairfax County, on August 21, Lonczak and three adult males traveled across state lines where illegal drugs were purchased and then used.
The next morning, the group returned to Fairfax upon the realization that Lonczak needed medical attention. However, none was sought. Later that morning, she died and her body was hidden.
Friends are outraged that she was left alone to die in the bushes, and hope to soon have closure on what happened.