Hundreds mourn murdered teacher, police still searching for killer

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Hundreds come together to mourn the loss of a beloved daughter, friend and teacher as police continue to search for her killer.

Friends and family gathered at Cracian Berry Funeral Home Sunday to remember Margaret Daniels, 31. The fun-loving, energetic young woman was affectionately known as "Maggie” to all who knew her.

“She was loved by everybody,” said Elly Maranos, a high school classmate.

Daniels was originally from Lakewood and was a graduate of Notre Dame College. She moved to Newton, North Carolina, where she was high school teacher and counselor.

Police said Daniels was found murdered in her apartment last weekend. They did not reveal how she died, but said there was no sign of forced entry or foul play in the days before her death.

“We were so shocked about hearing this news about her. We couldn't believe it. The girl didn't have an enemy in the world," Maranos said.

Those who knew Daniels are also searching for answers and questioning why anyone would want to kill her.

"Just a wonderful young woman. And, there is no way explaining events like this. It's just a tragedy," family friend Mike Cassidy said.

Now more than a week since her death, police continue to look for her murderer.

Maggie Daniels is to be laid to rest Monday.

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