The Murder of Jill-Lyn Euto

On January 29, 2001, the body of Jill-Lyn Euto is discovered in Syracuse,  New York apartment. Who killed Jill-Lyn?

Jill-Lyn Euto was nurdered in her own apartment in New York in 2001 | Momma Loves True Crime

Super Bowl Sunday

Jill-Lyn was an 18-year-old student. She was working at a retail clothing store while training to be a paramedic.

She was supposed to meet her mother and sister that Super Bowl Sunday to watch the game. When she didn't show up, her mother became concerned. She called Jill-Lyn but no answer.

Her mother also discovered that she had not shown up for her shift at work. Her concerned mother did what any mom would do next. She went to her apartment.

In her 6th floor apartment in Syracuse, her mother made a horrific discovery. She discovered the body of her daughter and promptly called the police.

The Investigation

Police arrived at the scene and determined that Jill-Lyn Euto had been violently stabbed to death. It is suspected that she was killed on January 28th between noon and 3 pm.

Considering the lock was not broken and no money was taken, could the motive have been more personal? The murderer used a knife from Jill-Lyn's kitchen in the murder. It was also determined that the killer did not enter the building with her that day.

Jill-Lyn Euto was nurdered in her own apartment in New York in 2001 | Momma Loves True Crime


The Aftermath

Meanwhile, they collected DNA at the crime scene. However, no match has been found in the last 19 years. Syracuse police have never officially named a person of interest either.

Although they have been keeping a close eye on unnamed persons in relation to the case. Jill-Lyn's mother sued the landlord for not taking the basic precautions to protect her daughter. However, the case was dismissed due to a lack of evidence. 

Her mother also appeared on several talk shows to bring awareness to the case. Jill-Lyn's murder was also featured on America's Most Wanted.

If you have any information regarding the murder of Jill-Lyn Euto, please call the Cold Case Squad of the Syracuse Police Department at 315-422-5234.


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