DNA testing will be done to help solve a 1985 murder that happened in Ovid.
Kristin O’Connell was visiting her friend James VerMeersch of Ovid she had met while on spring break in Florida.
O’Connell was a 20-year-old college student.
Carrie Cohen of the Morrison & Foester law firm in New York plans to advocate for O’Connell and hopes her experience as a former state and federal prosecutor can help to get the DNA testing done.
She plans to help with the chain of custody regarding evidence, something the State Police have concerns about.
Christopher Pavlick of California, a documentary film maker, recently offered to help solve the murder and police rejected his offer.
81-year-old Phyllis O’Connell, Kristin’s mother, said everything will be tested for DNA and anyone involved should come forward and try to work out a deal.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected]