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UNSOLVED CASE: New hope for murder victim's family

Posted: Updated: March 21, 2014 06:52 PM
For 27 years, cold case investigators at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have searched for her killer and will now be allowing a cold case investigator to look at the files. For 27 years, cold case investigators at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have searched for her killer and will now be allowing a cold case investigator to look at the files.

LELAND, NC (WECT) - Jaye Potter Mintz was raped and murdered in front of her one-year-old son Feb. 23, 1987. Dr. Maurice Godwin has reviewed her case files for about a month, investigating with his own techniques which differ somewhat from investigators.

He performs a victimology, creating a profile of the victim.

"Ninety-nine percent of the time if you're a victim of crime, the victim will know the perpetrator through a relationship," said Godwin.

For 27 years, cold case investigators at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have searched for her killer and will now be allowing a cold case investigator to look at the files. 

Dr. Maurice Godwin is a criminal investigator out of Fayetteville. He's worked on hundreds of cold cases around the country. Godwin is getting the opportunity to review the Potter Mintz files.

"I'll get a chance to look at the case files and see if I can make a difference in this case,"Godwin said. "The murderer went there for one reason and one reason only; to murder her."

The family of Jaye Potter Mintz said they are thankful to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's office for their work on the case, and for allowing Godwin to review the case files.

They said they are thrilled at the possibility of finding justice for Jaye.

"It's been 27 years. We deserve it and she deserves it, to have that justice," said Jaye's cousin Andrea Braswell.

If you have any information about this case, please contact that Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

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