Suzanne Jovin could have attended her 10th reunion at Yale University this past weekend, had she not been found murdered on December 4, 1998 in a wealthy New Haven neighborhood. The heat was turned up in her absence.
As classmates gathered this weekend they received a letter from the school's Vice President and Secretary. In part, Linda Koch Lorimer wrote:
"Although he is most reluctant to mar this weekend of celebration, Assistant State's Attorney James Clark has asked the University to seek your assistance in the continuing investigation of the murder of your classmate, Suzanne Jovin. It is heart-wrenching that this horrible crime has not been solved. Mr. Clark and his investigation team ask you to consider whether you might have any information that might shed additional light on this case, and they ask those who have been interviewed before to consider speaking with them again."
Jovin was last reported seen by a student near the University's gate on College Street. Just before 10 p.m., someone called police to report a woman bleeding heavily almost 2 miles away. She had been stabbed 17 times in the back of her head. Her throat had reportedly been slashed.
Clark has been investigating the cold case, along with three other retired detectives, since the end of November, 2007.