The Trail Went Cold – Episode 167 – Janice Wessinger

November 22, 1997. Aiken County, South Carolina. The daughter of 47-year old Janice Wessinger returns home to discover that her mother is missing. The following morning, Janice’s body is found in a wooded area near her house and she has been raped and stabbed to death. It is theorized that Janice was attacked after going out for a walk the previous morning, but her killer is never identified. At the personal request of the victim’s daughter, we will be exploring the unsolved murder of Janice Wessinger on this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”. For more information on this case, please visit the Facebook page, “Janice Wessinger – Help Us Find Her Murderer”.

Additional Reading:

https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/after-years-aiken-county-murder-case-remains-unsolved/article_f822be2a-fd5b-11e7-9b8d-9b6bef056c54.html

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One thought on “The Trail Went Cold – Episode 167 – Janice Wessinger

  • I think the spare key going missing and then turning back up or being found after the funeral in a different spot than usual could mean the killer used it to get into the house, grab Janice, and take her out. Tamara by her own admission had fallen back asleep, and there didn’t have to be a loud struggle…he could have brandished the knife to get Janice to comply, and Janice could definitely have done that so as to draw him away from her daughter. Either way, the local man with the extensive rap sheet who supposedly mentioned killing her is the strongest suspect, and even though the local police didn’t press charges, that could easily be just because they feel they don’t have any evidence against him except hearsay. Given how reluctant they are to work with any outside agencies at all, it sounds like they’ve made up their minds that this is unsolvable and that’s that to them. Lots of cases where the local law enforcement thinks they know better than anyone else about a case, to detrimental effect.

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