Monday was a trying day for many residents of a small North Hampton neighborhood, as those who knew Amanda "Amy" Warf mourned her loss and begged for resolution to the circumstances that ended her life.
Many neighbors and friends gathered Monday afternoon at 19 Cedar Road — where Warf, 36, reportedly lived up until shortly before she was found murdered in an abandoned Exeter factory on Thursday — as well as comfort her grieving family.
A neighbor in the area, whose name is being withheld out of respect to the family, said Warf was a "quiet" person who "never bothered anybody." The neighbor said she often came over to 19 Cedar Road to "get her baby fix" from Warf's 11-month-old child and visit with Warf, whom she said moved to Watsons Lane in Hampton about "three days" before her body was found in Exeter.
"She was a lovely person, a very loving person," the neighbor said about Warf. "She was a great person."
Warf's body was found Thursday morning after officials responded to a fire at an abandoned factory on Hampton Road in Exeter. No arrests have been announced in connection to what has been ruled a homicide, although the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit has been seen at and at Warf's ex-husband's home in Epping.
Warf's mother declined to speak with Hampton-North Hampton Patch on Monday afternoon.
The neighbor, a parent, said not having answers about Warf's death has been difficult for her because she's "close" with Warf's family — "great people," according to the neighbor — and because the homicide has left a child motherless.
"I'm sad," said the neighbor. "Now that little baby's not going to have a mother. That's heart-wrenching. She doesn't get to enjoy his first birthday. As a mother, that's terrible."
"It's just way too close to home... These things aren't supposed to happen here."
Warf will be laid to rest Wednesday, and the neighbor said she hopes "there's an arrest soon" to help Warf's family during the grieving process.
"Honestly, I just hope they find the person that [killed Warf], just for peace," said the neighbor. "It's just not fair."
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