Bride-To-Be KILLED Before Her Wedding By Jealous Stalker
Tributes are flowing for bride-to-be, Amanda Strous who was fatally attacked just weeks before her wedding.
An autopsy has revealed Strous, was gagged and strangled at her North Carolina apartment by an attacker who went on to set her home on fire.
The 27-year-old, suffered massive burns and blunt force injuries before she died on June 18.
Strous was a counsellor at a Community College and was found alive in the burning house, wearing only bikini bottoms and her mouth covered with duct tape.
She was taken to hospital but, sadly, died from her injuries.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating what happened in her final hours and if Strous was the victim of rape.
Police have since charged Matthew Thomas Benner, who lived in the same apartment complex as Strous. Media reports Benner had been stalking her.
Benner fled North Carolina after Strous died but authorities have confirmed he confessed the crime, two days after he was found in Las Vegas.
Police are not aware if the pair knew each other, but a neighbour says they had been arguing loudly earlier in the year.
Strous was set to marry her fiancé, Cory McLeaf on July 30.
On the night of the attack, he was at his stags night.