Pamela Graddick was 26 when she died, clad in a t-shirt and underwear. The home healthcare worker had no apparent enemies.

“I believe it was someone that she knew,” Detective John Geiss, Yonkers Police Department said, “Because of the way she was dressed when she was found.”

It’s presumed she was killed in the Bronx, perhaps inside her own apartment. For the first weeks it was a low-priority missing persons case. It didn’t become a murder until her body turned up in Yonkers near the Sprain Brook Parkway.

On Sept. 4, 2012, members of the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to 2 Rossmore Avenue, where there were reports of a foul odor in the wooded area next to the property. Upon arrival, officers discovered a dead body in a dark plastic bag that was in a state of advanced decomposition...

At the time, Graddick’s girlfriend of approximately three years said that she last saw her at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Police said that Graddick went to the Bronx Terminal to shop and she was then dropped off at her apartment by friends. She was last heard from at 11:19 p.m. that day via a text message sent to a friend.