Cynthia “Cindy” Kirk, 34, was found fatally stabbed inside her home at 502 Constitution Dr. on August 21, 1989. It was determined that she was stabbed in her driveway during the afternoon as she was getting ready to go to work.
A witness told officers he saw a middle-aged white male in a green sedan in the neighborhood around the time the incident occurred.
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Durham murder remains unsolved after 20 years
Posted August 21, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. — Twenty years ago, Cindy Kirk was stabbed to death in her driveway. The investigation continues into her murder.
After Kirk failed to show up for work, her sister Beverly Sechler went to her home in an 502 Constitution Drive in Durham near Duke University.
“Obviously something horrible had happened,” Sechler said.
Unable to face what may be waiting inside, Sechler flagged down one of her sister's neighbors for help. The neighbor found Kirk’s body lying in the doorway to her house.
“I can’t imagine why anyone would want her dead,” Sechler said.
Investigators said the 34-year-old mother was loading her car, to take her 2-year old daughter to the babysitter when she was stabbed multiple times in her driveway. Kirk then stumbled to her door where she died. Her daughter was sleeping in her crib at the time.
[A] landscaper told police he saw a middle-aged white man driving away from the scene in a green sedan.
Investigators said Kirk’s husband Bill had an alibi and was ruled out as a suspect.
Police have no eyewitnesses, very little physical evidence and no motive.