Suzanne Jovin, 21, from Goettingen, Germany, was a Yale senior studying political science, who coordinated a volunteer program training students to act as companions for adults with mental retardation. She also tutored elementary students in New Haven. Jovin was found dead about 10 p.m. on Dec. 4, 1998, the victim of multiple stab wounds to the back. Her body was found at the intersection of East Rock Road and Edgehill Avenue, an affluent neighborhood near the Yale University campus where many students and professors live. The Jovin case attracted international attention, in large part because a Yale lecturer was initially identified as a suspect. DNA evidence later cleared him of wrongdoing. Jovin's case remains unsolved.
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