January 19, 2000
Elizabeth Bannister, 18, was found stabbed to death in her apartment at 254 Washington Avenue just after one in the morning.
Bannister lived in a house that was separated into apartments. Police say there were three other people in the home at the time of the murder but all claim they were in other units when she died.
Her ex-boyfriend and stepfather were among those at the house, but one claimed to be asleep, another claimed to be drunk.
Bannister's life was a sad one. Her mother died when she was young and she was shuffled from one foster home to another. Bannister's landlord, Helen Gebhardt says Bannister was taking care of her stepfather who is disabled.