Cold Case Tuesday: State Police continue to investigate a 44-year-old homicide of Rochester girl.
On April 2, 1973, at about 5:15 pm, Wanda Lee Walkowicz, 11, of Avenue D, Rochester, was sent to the corner grocery store by her mother. Wanda Lee made it to the store, purchased several items but never made it home. Walkowicz was last seen walking home from the store.
On April 3, 1973 at approximately 10:15am State Police located Wanda Lee’s body at a rest area off of State Route 104 in Webster, New York.
An autopsy revealed the victim had been strangled with a ligature, and also sexually assaulted.
Numerous interviews have been conducted over the years and leads followed, but no arrests have been made and the case has remained unsolved.
State Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact Troop E Headquarters at 585-398-4100.