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(17-year-old Mackenzie Cowell, from her Facebook Account)


WENATCHEE, Wash. - Police continue to follow up on tips about the slaying of a Wenatchee High School student but they could use more as a task force looks for the killer of 17-year-old Mackenzie Cowell.
     
Capt. Doug Jones said investigators released the parking lot video Thursday that shows her leaving a Wenatchee beauty school after a Jan. 9 class and driving away. Jones says nothing appears unusual.
     
Cowell's car was found that night 40 miles from her Orondo home.

Her body was found Saturday on the bank of the Columbia River at Crescent Bar.
     
The task force is made up of about 20 officers from Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Douglas and Chelan counties, the Washington State Patrol and FBI.

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Wenatchee women urged to beware of killer

(February 17, 2010)

With no suspects in the killing of a Wenatchee High School student, police are telling young women in the Wenatchee area to take extra precautions.
     
Capt. Doug Jones says women should avoid going places alone or into remote areas.
     
A task force of about 20 officers from Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Douglas and Chelan counties, the Washington State Patrol and FBI are looking for the killer of 17-year-old Mackenzie Cowell of Orondo.
     
She disappeared Feb. 9 after leaving a beauty school class in Wenatchee. Her body was found Saturday along the Columbia River at Crescent Bar. 

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