‘We Haven't Forgotten About Her': 45 Years Later, Police Remain Committed to Finding 11-Year-Old's Killer

Newport Beach police will be tweeting Linda O'Keefe's final hours to introduce new evidence in the cold case

Linda O'Keefe vanished while she was on her way home from summer school in Corona del Mar 45 years ago.

Her body was discovered on Saturday, July 7, 1973, but her killer has never been found. Police are hoping to change that by tweeting about Linda this weekend.

Friday and Saturday, the Newport Beach Police Department is tweeting about Linda's life and releasing details about the case with the hope of solving the-45 year-old murder.

"We have heard from a number of her friends from when she was in school and her death has touched so many people," said Jennifer Manzella, a police spokeswoman. "They haven't forgotten about her and we haven't either."

Manzella said the tweets, which can be found using the hashtag #Lindastory, help put the case in front of the public for more hours than a one-off news story.

"The tweets extend the period of time that Linda's story can be out there for people to relate to," Manzella said. "We want as many sets of eyes on that sketch as possible so somebody can recognize the face of a killer so we can get justice." 

Evidence including photographs from the original investigation as well as a new Parabon Snapshot of the suspected killer will be tweeted.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Newport Beach Police Department's Cold Case Tip Line at 949-644-3669.

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