Baton Rouge police take new look at LSU student’s 1985 death

Credit: MGN

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Police in Baton Rouge are taking a new look at the 1985 slaying of an LSU doctoral candidate, hoping advances in DNA testing will shed new light on the case.

Twenty-seven-year-old Melissa Montz had been missing for 51 days when her remains were found in November 1985 in a ditch near the 18th fairway of LSU’s golf course. Police said at the time she had been tied to a log and raped. No arrests were ever made.

The Advocate reports that investigators now hope testing of items found at the scene might turn up new clues that could help solve the case.

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