I was about 20 years old when this young woman was murdered in my home town of Tuscaloosa, AL. Although I never met her personally, my mother knew her in graduate school at the University of Alabama and a close friend of mine was good friends with her brother. This case was haunting, not only because she was abducted in a public place in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon, but also because the belief was that, due to the nature of the crime, the perpetrator was likely someone who knew her and had some sort of attachment to her. It would not be appropriate to post the name(s) of the person or persons who were rumored to have been involved, because there was no real evidence, since her body was thrown into the river and stayed there for several days. There have been names tossed around for years, but without evidence of any kind, the names amount to nothing. It seems that this is one of those cases that will require a deathbed confession in order to be closed, but I hope that one day there can be closure for this terrible crime: Despite reward offers, extensive publicity and a probe that included interviews with more than 100 people, the 1987 murder of Chanda Fehler remains unsolved. The body of Fehler, a 24-year-old University of Alabama student and kindergarten teacher, was found on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Her body, tied to a cinder block, washed up on the shore of the river near the Peterson community. Fehler's slaying, the first case ever publicized with Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers in July 1989, still haunts former Tuscaloosa District Attorney Charley Freeman. "Along with other cases, Chanda's murder still bothers me," said Freeman, who served as the county's top prosecutor from 1980 to 1997.