Evansville Police: New lead in Elizabeth Banister cold case

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Evansville Police tell Eyewitness News a new lead is under review in the Elizabeth Banister murder cold case from 2000.

The sister of Banister, Sara Stewart, told Eyewitness News Sunday that a serial killer had confessed to the January 2000 murder.

In July, Banister’s sister Sara Stewart and a private investigator told Eyewitness News that a break in the case was “close.”

While the name of the serial killer has not been publicly released, more information is expected in the coming weeks.

This is a developing story and will be updated once information becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 10, 2020)

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