Police seek answers in 1985 Minnesota college student slaying case

- Police are seeking help in solving the killing case of a 20-year-old college student from Minnesota who was found stabbed to death in a central New York cornfield more than three decades ago.

According to troopers, Kristin O'Connell of Burnsville, Minnesota, left a party at a friend's home on the night of Aug. 14, 1985, in Ovid, New York. Witnesses said two men followed O'Connell as she walked along County Route 139 and that she talked to someone in a vehicle that had stopped. Her body was found two days later.

A summary of her case was released by state troopers on Tuesday, and police say they've investigated nearly 2,000 leads in the case, which remains open.


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