Three days after Christmas in 1978, Elizabeth Andes was one of the few students on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Most students were home for winter break, but Beth – a recent graduate – was in town packing up her apartment so she could move to Cincinnati for her first big job.
That day, she treated herself by buying a fancy pair of leather boots to celebrate her successes. But she never got to wear them.
Instead, her boyfriend, Bob Young, reported finding her lifeless body in the apartment they had shared during their last semester of college together.
Police and prosecutors considered the death an open-and-shut case, zeroing in immediately on Young. But Beth’s friends never thought things were quite so simple.
Through this podcast, The Enquirer will lay out its investigation into the cold case in hopes of finally figuring out who got it wrong nearly 40 years ago – police or the jury?