#ColdCase13 005: Catherine Blackburn | WNYT.com

#ColdCase13 005: Catherine Blackburn

Jerry Gretzinger
Updated: February 06, 2020 07:57 PM
Created: July 10, 2019 01:00 AM

An Albany woman was brutally murdered 55 years ago -- right in her own home. While the details of the attack shook the community, the case has never been solved.

Catherine Blackburn, 50, was single and lived alone. People who knew her remember her as a sweetheart, always ready with a handful of candy for neighborhood kids returning home from school.

Relatives found her dead inside her home in September 1964. Investigators at the time compiled tons of information, but never caught her killer.

Today, the Albany Police Department has assigned a new team to this cold case. New technology -- as well as a pretty incredible coincidence -- have them optimistic they may finally solve the crime.

This #ColdCase13 file recaps what happened to Catherine and the new turns the investigation is taking today -- including new information they've been able to get from evidence that's been locked up in storage for decades.

FEBRUARY 2020 UPDATE: Read more about how new technology is helping in the case.

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