Wilmington police seek picture of 1980 homicide victim

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in Wilmington are asking the public's help in solving a 35-year-old cold case.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (http://bit.ly/1GlDGlY ) that police would like to find a picture of 75-year-old Eliza Fisher Spencer who was killed in her home in 1980.

Detectives have pictures from the crime scene, but no picture of Spencer before she was killed. Detectives are not saying exactly how Spencer died except that it was brutal.

Detective Lee Odham has been working on the case since 2006 between other investigations. Odham says he wants to find a photo of Spencer for her legacy as well as the investigation. He's bothered no picture seems to exist.

Police recently filmed a video of the crime scene in hopes it will jog someone's memory.


Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com