19 Action News is making a new effort to help solve the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, a push spurred on by the girl's former classmates.
We're taking a new look at the murder of Elaine Rash in February 1972.
Her body was found in an abandoned building at East 114th Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland. The killer has never been caught. But Elaine's classmates wonder if there could be hope after the recent success in solving the murder of Gloria Pointer from 1984.
Both girls went to Harry Davis Middle School. Both were killed in the same area. Plus, Gloria's case was recently solved after all this time with the help of DNA. So why not Elaine's case?
Classmates of Elaine recently gathered to discuss the case and how they remember everything about the day the news broke.
Gloria's mom, Yvonne Pointer, is glad her daughter's case is giving others hope. Pointer is now teaming up with 19 Action News to help spotlight cold cases, and maybe spark new leads.
Crime Stoppers is investigating what evidence may still be around in the Elaine Rash case. Is there anything that could be tested with new technology?
In the meantime, if you know anything that could help solve the murder of Elaine Rash, call 216-25-CRIME. You can also text TIP657 plus your message to CRIMES. Or submit a tip online.