When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates:
Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?
Twenty-three-year-old Elizabeth Andes is found dead in her Oxford, Ohio, apartment, just days after December 1978 graduation.
Police investigating the city’s first murder in a quarter-century quickly zero in on Beth’s boyfriend, Robert Young.
After 15 hours of questioning, Bob Young finally tells police what they want to know — that he killed Beth Andes.
If not Bob, who? Part 1
Original detectives continue to insist that Bob Young was the only person worth examining in Beth’s murder.
If not Bob, Who? Part 2
Beth’s family members and friends point to other people she knew who maybe warrant further questioning.
Beth’s friends have long wondered if her murder was linked to others that remain unsolved from the same time period.
It’s one thing when the suspect is convicted but what happens when he isn’t?
After decades of stagnation, finally, some action as Beth’s family begins to question Bob’s guilt.
People with information about Beth and the events surrounding her slaying continue to come forward.