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    IN - Ann Kline, 26, Evansville, 18 Jan 1973

    EVANSVILLE — Forty years after 26-year-old college teacher Ann Kline was stabbed to death in a basement alcove of the Old Courthouse, her case file of thousands of pages soon could go to a place it’s never been — the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office.

    Evansville Police Department Detective Tony Mayhew has said for several years that he’s certain who killed Kline. He’s been building the case since receiving an anonymous telephone call nearly eight years ago from someone described as an ex-friend of the suspect.

    The subsequent investigation has taken Mayhew to Texas, twice, and left him hopeful that one of Evansville’s oldest open homicide investigations still could be solved, despite the passage of so much time.


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    EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

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    Police have had a suspect for years, and now they think that person may finally be held responsible.

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    Eight years ago, Det. Mayhew got a phone tip that lead to a couple of trips to Texas, even an interview with the suspect who he says lives there.

    "The suspect was at the courthouse the day it happened, and was supposed to meet with Ann Kline that day. From the thousands of interviews I've done over the years, I'm very positive this person did this. 100%," Det. Mayhew said.

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    http://www.14news.com/story/22970966...gation-ongoing

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    Bagbey recalls '73 case
    By Garret Mathews

    Steve Bagbey a rookie Evansville Police officer in January 1973 remembers sitting in the back of an ambulance next to the body of Ann Kline.

    I had only been on the police two months. I hadn't even been to the academy, and here I was by myself with a murder victim, recalled Bagbey, who retired from the force in 1999 and recently as a member of the Evansville City Council.

    We went down the old Division Street in front of Berry Plastics, and the vehicle ran over a lot of train tracks. Each time that would happen, the sheet would come down a little more and a little more until I could see bright red blood. It made you shudder.

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    On duty

    Bagbey was in a patrol car at the corner of Virginia and Governor streets when the call came in: at 3:34 p.m. on Jan. 18.

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    I saw a white female with her dress pulled up. She had black pantyhose and was wearing a multicolored dress. I watched the coroner dip his hands in the blood and put some in a vial. There wasn't any such thing as gloves back in those days.

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    Pat Wathen, a reporter for the Evansville Courier, helped cover the story for the newspaper.

    It was my first big murder case in my career that started in 1968. It was so shocking because it was in the middle of the day. I had never seen so much blood. The body had been removed, but I'll never forget the odor, Wathen said.

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    The detectives

    Robert Hollis was one of the lead detectives on the case with Ray Hamner, Charlie Berlin and Gary Keene.

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    We found blood on a white porcelain water fountain. A girl went outside about the time of the murder and when she came back a few minutes later, there was the fresh blood. I think the killer knew this area and came there to clean up.


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    The 42-year-old detective said he hopes to give his case file to the Vanderburgh County prosecutor's office by the end of March. The suspect, he added, is an Evansville native.

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    The suspect was in one of Mrs. Kline's classes, Mayhew said. It's possible that the suspect brought two small children to school that day, and it could be that the killing was committed in front of them. This was definitely a crime of passion.;

    Kline's wedding ring and watch were still on the body, which ruled out robbery.

    The murder weapon wasn't found, but Mayhew believes it was a double-edged knife.

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    Why go so slow on this case? You only get one shot at taking a case to trial. What if down the road you find more evidence to make the case stronger?&quot; he said. It's better to take it step-by-step.

    Adding to Mayhew's belief that he's on the right track, the caller claimed to be threatened by the suspect shortly after the interview.

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    I can't find any new press releases on this. Does anyone know of any updates? TIA

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