A little past 6 am on the morning of August 26, 1986, an early morning cyclist noticed the partially clothed body of a young woman lying on the ground near the back of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City’s Central Park. Her clothes were around her waist and around her neck. Her mini-skirt had been pushed up past her waist and her bra and shirt were pushed above her chest. Her neck had visible bruising on both sides of her throat. There were various items of clothing strewn about the scene.
The cyclist immediately contacted police who began the investigation into the murder of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin that came to be known as the Preppie Murder Case. The case would become one of the most high profile, and most reported on murders of the 1980’s. The story had all the ingredients to spark a media frenzy, privileged attractive youth, New York high society, salacious sex, and unending courtroom drama.
Note: Audio was re-uploaded January 22, as there was an issue with the quality of the interviews.