Suzanne Jovin

New Haven


  • 9:45 p.m. on December 4, 1998, Suzanne Jovin was stabbed 17 times in the head, neck, and back
  • She was a Senior at Yale University
  • 15 minutes later police found her near death a mile from the campus
  • She was well liked in her class and very respected
  • Someone was running from the area when she was found dead, blonde hair, white male with chiseled features
  • Man was wearing dark clothes and had a loose fitting green colored jacket on
  • Witnesses described a brown or tan colored van was sighted near where Suzanne Jovin was last seen alive
  • Some conspiracy theorists have created rumors that Suzanne Jovin was murdered because her senior thesis was about terrorist Osama Bin Laden

Forensic Evidence

  • DNA tested scrapings taken from under the fingernails of Jovin’s left hand
  • Jovin’s fingerprint sand an unknown person’s partial palmprint was found on a Fresca bottle in the bushes in front of where her body was found
  • Krauszer's market on York St. near Elm St. was the only place that sold the nearest Fresca bottle
  • The tip of the knife used in the attack that was lodged in her skull
  • The murder weapon was a four to five inch nonserrated, carbon steel knife
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