Murder of Julie Monson -- 30 Years Ago This Week

Thirty years ago, 18-year-old Julie Monson of Auburn was kidnapped and murdered.

Monson -- an Auburn Community College (now Cayuga Community College) student -- was last seen getting into a car on September 28th, 1981. Her remains were discovered two years later near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca County.  

Front Page of the Auburn Citizen March 13th, 1986.

The Photojournalist, Daily Record Blog


Tom Bianco was convicted of the murder in 1986. He was released from prison, in 1992, after a judge ruled key evidence that pointed to another suspect, John Grossman, was withheld from Bianco's defense team by then-DA Paul Carbonaro. 

Current Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann tells Channel 3 WSTM News that hairs discovered, along with Monson's, are at the FBI laboratory in Washington for DNA analysis and results are still pending.

Justice for Julie Monson


Meanwhile, people in Auburn are being asked to turn on their porch lights this week, and there is a Facebook page devoted to the memory of Julie Monson.

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