Cold case anniversary: 32 years later, brutal murder remains unsolved

Jaye Potter-Mintz was killed in Leland on Feb. 23, 1987

Cold case anniversary: 32 years later, brutal murder remains unsolved
Jaye Potter-Mintz was brutally murdered 32 years ago, and her killer was never captured.

LELAND, NC (WECT) - It was a murder so horrific, veteran police officers were shaken up. And 32 years later, the question of who killed Jaye Potter-Mintz remains unanswered.

Detectives say on Feb. 23, 1987, someone raped Potter-Mintz, slashed her throat and stabbed her repeatedly.

Her then two-year-old son witnessed it all. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt.

Potter-Mintz’s family made a final public plea on the 20-year anniversary of her death.

WECT has reached out to the the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for an update on the case.

Other than we are still actively working the case and following up on leads, there is nothing more that we can share," a sheriff’s office spokesperson wrote. “Still an active and ongoing investigation. We are still working to bring justice for Jaye and closure for her family.”

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