Fairfax County Police close cold case murder of 12-year-old after
Cold case investigators in Fairfax County are closing a nearly 50-year-old murder case after FOX 5 brought new attention to the case.
Police said they’ve determined it was James "Jimmy" Edwards who murdered 12-year-old Karen Spencer in 1972 in the Fairhaven section of the county. Edwards died in 1997.
Spencer’s body was found half-naked and beaten in Fifer's Field, an open space where young people often hung out at that time.
Police said Edwards, who was 16 at the time, was Spencer’s boyfriend.
info: fox 5