On August 23, 1994, approximately four weeks
after Beth Ellen Vinson, a 17-year-old white
female, left her home in Greensboro, North Carolina
and went to Raleigh to work and save enough
money to get to New York, her body was found. Ms.
Vinson’s body had been covered with cardboard,
and left between two warehouses on Wicker Road.
Ms. Vinson who worked for an escort service was
last seen at 2:30 a.m. on August 16, 1994, when she
left her apartment to meet a client. At 5:30 a.m. her
1990 white four door Mazda 626 was found at the
entrance of a car dealership on Capital Boulevard.
Continuing investigation of this homicide,
determined that Ms. Vinson was in possession
of four pieces of jewelry and a multi-colored cloth
purse the morning of her homicide. These items
have never been recovered.
Medical examination disclosed that Ms. Vinson
had been stabbed in excess of 15 times.