451 North Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Trying to find that address? We'll save you the trouble - it technically doesn't exist anymore. But it did in 1976 - and that's where the slain Lenna Robinson's stolen purse was located three months after she was assaulted and robbed.
In this episode, our hosts Lt. Amanda Behan and retired Detective Craig Smith of the Winchester Police Department are joined in the studio by the City of Winchester's Planning Director Tim Youmans to discuss the known history of the address where Lenna's purse was found. Hear Behan & Smith theorize how the purse ended up at that address, plus Craig's take on today's forensic processes versus the processes of yesteryear.
The murder of Lenna Robinson on November 11, 1975 didn't make local newspaper headlines. The Winchester Evening Star did, however, feature a small article in one of its editions that would help lead to the discovery of a key piece of evidence in the investigation. That piece of evidence still exists in the Winchester Police Department's Property & Evidence room and was recently uncovered. Will it help Behan & Smith solve the case today?
Don't miss this DEFROST episode 2 teaser - in it, you'll hear a snippet of audio from one of our next guests who helped Behan & Smith research the case. Plus, you'll find out what evidence still exists and why the number "11" is so important to the DEFROST crew.
Episode 1: D-002188
On November 11, 1975, a crime that would remain unsolved for 45 years was committed in a quiet neighborhood of Winchester, Virginia. Join Lt. Amanda Behan and retired Detective Craig Smith as they delve into a binder marked D-002188 HOMICIDE.
Virginia Woolen Mill: https://historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1T8L_the-virginia-woolen-company-and-lewis-jones-knitting-mill-historical_Winchester-VA.html
Winchester, Virginia is a 9.3 square-mile city located at the top of the Northern Shenandoah Valley - a small but flourishing city where families feel safe raising their children. But when murder occurs, it rocks the community. Join Lt. Amanda Behan and retired WPD Detective Craig Smith as they uncover an otherwise forgotten murder from decades past.