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Kayla Hensley 'will always be my hero': grieving mother's statement to News 13

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"If anyone told her she couldn’t, she made sure to prove them wrong. She was an amazing girl!" (PHoto: WLOS staff)

There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the murder of an 18-year-old from Weaverville.

The body of Kayla Hensley was found near a dumpster over the weekend, in a mobile home park on Brinwood Drive.

Her younger brother is charged with killing her.

Kayla's mother, Susan Maltry, shared this statement about her daughter with us:

She was the best thing that ever happen to me and will be missed by so many. She is and will always be my Hero. In 18 years she has (brought) me so much.
Kayla was sunshine in every person she knew. And she didn’t know a stranger, she would talk up a storm to anyone.
She has overcome many downfalls in life. She was born with CP and was told she would never walk, she walked.
She was born deaf, and had cochlear implants and was able to hear.
If anyone told her she couldn’t, she made sure to prove them wrong. She was an amazing girl!
There’s nothing I could say to make people see how truly blessed I was to have her in my life. She was and always will be my hero.

There is a GoFundMe account set up for Maltry's expenses as she takes time off from work.

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