Family, Friends Remember Amanda Wienckowski Three Years After Death

January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM EDT

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January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Many questions still surround the death of 20-year-old Amanda Wienckowski.

Three years ago, on January 9, 2009, her frozen and naked body was found inside a Buffalo garbage tote.

Monday, on January 9, 2012, her family and friends gathered outside the Erie County Medical Examiner's office not only to remember Wienckowski, but also to protest the findings of the medical examiner's office.

The medical examiner determined Wienckowski died as a result of a drug overdose. A ruling that did not sit well with Amanda's family.

The family got a second opinion, in which a second doctor determined Wienckowski died as a result of strangulation and blunt force trauma, ruling her death a homicide.

"The only reasonable thing to do at this moment since there is a stalemate, is to have a forensic examiner from the National Association of Forensic Examiners do a third and final autopsy.....to determine once and for all if a criminal investigation is to be completed," said Emily Trott, the attorney for the Wienckowski family.

Dozens of supporters joined the family outside the medial examiners office Monday night holding candles and signs saying "Justice for Amanda" and sharing memories of the young woman's life, before closing the vigil with a prayer.