Friday, August 5, 2011
NO ANSWERS IN 1993 JOANNE VALENTINE HOMICIDE
Her sister Linda Grunder told ABC2 News: "They had a wonderful, wonderful life. They had a wonderful life and it was just taken from them. It's just unbelievable, unbelievable that this could happen
Two men, Edward McLeod and Gilbert Griffin were later busted for shoplifting film. As cops scoured the car for the stolen items, they made a shocking discovery. In the trunk of the car was a gun. It was a .38 Taurus, the same gun used to kill Joanne.
Police held the men on the robbery charge while the gun was sent to the Maryland State Police for a ballistics test. What they got was a match. But that's when it all went pear-shaped and left a family craving justice. Did a bureaucratic foul-up allow a pair of killers to walk? MORE ON THE JOANNE VALENTINE COLD CASE