Autopsy: Amanda Strous strangled to death

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — According to myFox8, Amanda Strous, of York, was strangled to death, an autopsy report shows.

She will killed inside her Charlotte, NC apartment on June 18. Police arrested and charged Matthew Benner, 28, with murder, and arson.

The autopsy report showed that Strous suffered blunt force injuries, and her mouth was taped shut. All of this allegedly occurred before Benner set Strous’ apartment on fire.

He is charged with first-degree arson and murder in her death. Authorities believe Benner, who lived in the same apartment complex as Strous, had been stalking her.

Benner initially fled North Carolina and officials in Nye County, Nevada, arrested him on June 20 after Charlotte detectives tracked his cellphone to the location and notified local authorities.

Strous, a counselor at Central Piedmont Community College, was engaged to be married on July 20.