FBI investigates Asian American teen's death as hate crime

This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Colorado homicide victim Maggie Long, left, and composite sketches of at least three men they were believed involved in her 2017 death. On Monday, May 17, 2021, the FBI said in a statement to KCNC-TV that it was probing the death of Long, an Asian-American teen, a "hate crime matter." Her death was ruled a homicide.

DENVER (AP) — The FBI has revealed that it is investigating the 2017 death of an Asian American teenager in Colorado as a possible hate crime, a grisly case in which local authorities said she was purposefully set on fire and burned alive in her family’s mountain community home.

The FBI said in a statement Monday to Denver news station KCNC-TV that it was looking into the death of 17-year-old Maggie Long as a “hate crime matter.”

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