Butler Sheriff’s Office examines 40-year-old cold-case slaying


HAMILTON (AP) — A southwest Ohio Sheriff’s Office has reopened the 40-year-old unsolved slaying of a college student whose body was found more than a month after she was seen leaving her part-time job at a Cincinnati fast-food restaurant.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports Butler County Sheriff’s Detective Joe Ventre said additional tests are being conducted in the investigation of 18-year-old Nancy Theobold’s murder but wouldn’t provide further details.

The University of Cincinnati student’s body was found in December 1977 in Butler County’s West Chester Township with a rope around her neck and her hands bound.

A Hamilton County activist is distributing posters with photos of 24 women, including Theobold’s, whose slayings remain unsolved. Hope Dudley, whose son was killed in a drive-by shooting 11 years ago, says victims’ families want closure.

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