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(CNN) - Phlisia Bunting's body was found dumped in a Colorado state park two months after she finished her freshman year in high school.
That first year of high school had been socially challenging for Phlisia, who at 16 "was quite different or unique," according to her mother, Carrelyn Bunting.
"She didn't know how to handle her uniqueness," Bunting recalled. "She was persecuted by the kids in the school."
Phlisia had won a costume contest for dressing up as her pop idol, Boy George, even painting her face white to pull off the image. It didn't help her popularity, Bunting recalled.
"That did not go over well for a black girl in an all-black school," she said.
But, despite her social difficulties, Phlisia was a good student, said Sgt. Henry Stoffel of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
"She hit her teenage years and started hanging with some kids who were on the streets," he said.
"So many of the street kids we've seen are into drugs, and we have no history of her involved in drugs or alcohol."