Tip leads Indiana police to re-examine 1950 murder case

Police in eastern Indiana are re-examining a teacher's mysterious death nearly 70 years ago following a tip from an elderly man who claims to have information about the woman's death.

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 4:51 PM

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) - Police in eastern Indiana are re-examining a teacher's mysterious death nearly 70 years ago following a tip from an elderly man who claims to have information about the woman's death.

The Star Press reports that 33-year-old Garnet Ginn was found dead in her car in February 1950 with a sewing machine belt looped around her neck. She was a home economics teacher at Portland High School.

Portland Police Chief Nathan Springer says a man came forward with a tip after hearing a local radio station discuss the case recently. Springer says the man claimed that the person responsible for Ginn's death is dead.

Springer says the department will follow up on the lead with the hope of providing Ginn's family closure. He says officials are working to contact the potential suspect's relatives.

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