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68-year-old cold case revisited by investigators

PORTLAND, Ind. (WPTA 21) – A decades-old mystery could soon be solved with the help of new DNA technology.

About a dozen community members gathered at the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland Tuesday for a radio broadcast focused on a 68-year-old cold murder case of  33-year-old Garnet Ginn, a High School teacher.

‘Miss Ginn’ was at a sorority pledge service where all the graduating seniors were initiated.

The gathering at the country club would be the last place Ginn was seen alive.

After she didn’t report to school the next day the superintendent went to look for Ginn, after he didn’t find her in the apartment he went down the street to the garage she rented.

That is where he found her dead, with a sewing machine belt around her neck, tied to the handle of her car, in a slouched position.

Her death was first ruled a suicide, but after an autopsy was performed, the paper reported her death was murder.

The paper added that she died from blunt force trauma.

Still to this day, no suspect has been charged for Ginn’s death.

However, with the new DNA technology today investigators are ready to crack open the case again and test the evidence they do have.

Kaitlyn Kendall

Kaitlyn Kendall anchors ABC21 news at 5 and is the chief investigative reporter for the stations Digging Deeper team.

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