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.
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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.
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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.
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.