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Connecticut Cold Case Murder of Teen Girl Solved: Jessica Keyworth Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit

Jessica Rose Keyworth

Jessica Keyworth was a teen girl whose body was found in the stairwell of an apartment building on June 1, 2004. An autopsy revealed that the 16-year-old had been strangled. A Connecticut man was arrested by police and held on a $2 million bond Saturday in connection with her cold case murder.

Keyworth was a student at a Job Corps center in Massachusetts and was visiting friends and family in Connecticut when she was killed, the newspaper reported. She arrived by train in Waterbury late on the night of May 30 to meet up with a classmate.

It is unknown how she ended up at the four-story building where she was found.

How old was Jessica Keyworth?

Jessica Rose was 16 years old at the time of death.

Jessica Keyworth Waterbury Ct

Keyworth took a train into Waterbury that arrived just before midnight on Memorial Day to meet up with a friend but she was found murdered in a stairwell the next morning. Willie Robinson is accused of strangling Jessica Keyworth, 16, and leaving her in a basement stairwell of an apartment building just blocks from his known residence after Memorial Day Weekend 2004, according to the Republican American newspaper in Waterbury, Conn.

On Thursday, police arrested 52-year-old Willie Robinson of Waterbury. He faces one count of murder and was being held on $2 million bails. It wasn’t immediately known if he had retained an attorney who could comment on the charge. Police are scheduled to hold a news conference on Sunday.

A news release from the Waterbury Police Department didn’t specify what evidence led them to suspect Robinson, but Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo told the Waterbury Republican-American that investigators were aided by DNA technology and forensic science.

The investigation is ongoing and police said the $50,000 reward for information helping lead to an arrest and conviction in the case is still available, the newspaper reported.

Willie Robinson Waterbury Ct

The chief didn’t specify what led investigators to Willie Robinson but said they were aided by DNA evidence and forensic science, FOX 61 in Hartford reported. It wasn’t clear how she ended up in the stairwell.

“We’re so happy that we can bring some closure and justice for the girl’s family,” Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said, according to the newspaper. “A lot of it had to do with a lot of perseverance by the detectives involved in the case.”

Investigators scoured the city after Keyworth’s murder, even traveling as far as Las Vegas in 2007 to interview someone about the case, but there were never any arrests. Robinson was arrested on an unrelated offense for interfering with a police officer just months after Keyworth’s murder, but it’s not clear if he was interviewed about her death at the time. Officers didn’t say if there was any known prior connection between Robinson and Keyworth.

Robinson has an arrest record that includes sexual assault and risk of injury, the newspaper reported, but there was no record of any convictions.

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