|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1977, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1998|
New Haven County
Unsolved Murder Victim.
Suzanne was a senior at Yale University when she was stabbed to death. At about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 4, 1998, a still-unidentified assailant stabbed Yale University Senior Suzanne Jovin 17 times in the head, neck and back. Less than 15 minutes later, police found her near death at the intersection of East Rock and Edgehill roads, a mile from central campus. The senior was a well liked and respected member of her class. The State of Connecticut and Yale University have offered rewards that together are worth a total of $150,000. Originally, Yale Officials publically identified Suzanne's thesis advisor and at the time Yale Political Science Lecturer, James Van de Velde as a suspect. After years of suspicion, DNA taken from under Suzanne's fingernails failed to match a sample from Van de Velde's, thereby lessening the chance that Van de Velde may have been the murderer. The case has embarassed Yale and the New Haven Police department. Did they focus on the wrong person? It is over three years later and Suzanne's killer still has not been caught. There are no witnesses and little physical evidence. The last time she was sighted was around 9:20 pm that night, what happened the next 25 minutes remains a mystery. If you have any information on this case please contact the New Haven Police Department at 1-866-888-TIPS.
Specifically: New Haven County, Connecticut
Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Nov 22, 2003
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