Murder of Jill-Lyn Euto
March 20, 1982|
Syracuse, New York
January 28, 2001 (aged 18)|
Syracuse, New York
Jill-Lyn Euto (March 20, 1982 – January 28, 2001) was an 18-year-old murder victim from Syracuse, New York. Her mother found her stabbed to death in her apartment. Her murder remains unsolved.
Euto was studying to be a paramedic while working at Aeropostale clothing stores in local Syracuse malls.
Euto was stabbed to death in her sixth-floor apartment at 600 James Street in Syracuse, NY on Super Bowl Sunday January 28, 2001. Investigators have stated that the murder occurred between noon and 3 pm. No locks were broken, no money was taken. Based on eyewitness reports, whoever killed her did not come into the building with her. The murder weapon was one of Euto's own kitchen knives. Her mother, Joanne Browning, was the person who found her body.
To date, police have not publicly identified any suspects.
Following the murder, Joanne Browning appeared on national television on shows such as The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, The Montel Williams Show, and the case has been profiled on America's Most Wanted.
In 2006, Joanne Browning filed a lawsuit against the property owner of the apartment. The complaint alleged that the property owners failed to "take minimal precautions to protect decedent from foreseeable harm from the criminal conduct of a thirdparty." The case was dismissed due to lack of proof of negligence on behalf of the property owner.
An annual candlelight vigil for Jill took place from 2001 to 2007 to remember Jill and raise awareness.
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- "Jill-Lyn Euto: Six Years After", by Molly English-Bowers,Syracuse New Times, January 24, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
- BROWNING v. JAMES PROPERTIES, INC. AND HKS REALTY (SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 2006). Text