Amanda Knox may be a free woman, but her ordeal is far from over.
Released from an Italian prison and back home with her family after her murder conviction was overturned Monday night, the 24-year-old must now begin the hard part - coming to grips with what happened and what lies ahead.
"What's the trauma ... and when will it show up?" Curt Knox, her dad, asked reporters rhetorically. "She's a very strong girl, but it's been a tough time for her."
Amanda Knox may return University of Washington, where she was a student studying abroad at the time she arrested for murdering her roommate in 2007.
She was convicted in 2009 in the Meredith Kercher slaying, along with her boyfriend.
After two years of appeals, she wept as the verdict was read in Perugia, Italy this week, ensuring she could finally return home and resume a life outside jail.
What remains uncertain is her future, however.