Accused : The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Andes

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When Elizabeth Andes was found bound, stabbed, and strangled in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case.

Within days, Bob Young, a 23-year-old football player who'd found his college sweetheart's lifeless body on their bedroom floor, was charged with her murder. To this day, police and prosecutors still say they had the right guy--even though two juries, one criminal and one civil, disagreed, and Young walked away a free man.

Beth's case went cold. Nearly four decades later, two Cincinnati reporters re-examined the murder and discovered that law enforcement ignored leads that might have uncovered who really killed Beth Andes.

It wasn't that there weren't other people to look at. There were plenty. But no one bothered...until now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1635764548
  • 9781635764543
  • 1,111,277

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The crime

Twenty-three-year-old Elizabeth Andes is found dead in her Oxford, Ohio apartment, just days after her December 1978 graduation.

Chapter 2: The couple

Police investigating the city's first murder in a quarter-century quickly zero in on Beth's boyfriend, Robert Young.

Chapter 3: The investigation

After 15 hours of questioning, Bob Young finally tells police what they want to know-that he killed Elizabeth Andes.

Chapter 4: If not Bob, who? - Part one

Original detectives continue to insist that Bob Young was the only person worth examining in Beth Andes' murder.

Chapter 5: If not Bob, who? - Part two

Beth's family members and friends point to other people she knew who maybe warrant further questioning.

Chapter 6: The strangers

Beth's friends have long wondered if her murder was linked to others that remain unsolved from the same period.

Chapter 7: The evidence

It's one thing when the suspect is convicted, but what happens when he isn't?

Chapter 8: The aftermath

After decades of stagnation, finally, some action as Beth's family begins to question Bob's guilt.

Chapter 9: The update

People with information about Beth Andes and the events surrounding her slaying continue to come forward.

Key Players

Find out more about each person and their relationship to the case.

From the Reporters: Why we pursued this story

The investigation of the aftermath of an innocent verdict.
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About Amber Hunt

Amber Hunt is the author of true crime books Dead But Not Forgotten: The True Story of a Cheating Husband, His Stunning Mistress, and a Murder Case Gone Cold (St. Martin's True Crime Library, August 2010), All American Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library, August 2011), See How Much You Love Me: A Troubled Teen, His Devoted Parents, and a Cold-Blooded Killing (St. Martin's True Crime Library, June 2014), and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America's Most Public Family (Lyons Press, December 2014). She is a seasoned journalist who handles investigations and consumer affairs issues for The Cincinnati Enquirer. She formerly worked as a crime reporter for the Detroit Free Press and was a 2011 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied the importance of empathy in urban crime reporting. She has received numerous awards for her reporting from the Michigan Associated Press and won the 2005 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting. She has appeared in several television shows highlighting true crimes, including Dateline NBC and A&E's Crime Stories. Amanda Rossmann is a photojournalist and multimedia producer visually documenting life and events in her hometown of Milford, Ohio.
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