#ColdCase13 007: Betty Conley

Jerry Gretzinger
Updated: September 10, 2020 06:45 PM
Created: September 10, 2020 02:36 PM

At first glance, this cold case seems like an unsolved, random act of violence. A woman working an overnight shift at a mini-mart was shot and killed during a robbery. But we started doing some digging and quickly discovered there is more than meets the eye in the murder of Betty Conley.


On July 8, 1993, 37-year-old Betty Conley was working the overnight shift alone at the Xtra Mart on Route 67. A vehicle pulled in the lot just before 3 a.m. The driver entered the store and shot Betty in the back of the head.

Her husband Bruce Conley says he was treated like a suspect from day one. Reports indicated a 9 mm handgun was used to kill Betty. Bruce had one -- unregistered. He says investigators tested it, but it was not a match to the bullet.

Their daughter Linda wants to finally clear her dad's name almost as much she wants to know who killed her mother. But 27 years later, Saratoga County sheriff's investigators still can't rule him out.


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