136 - The Murder of Susan Taraskiewicz

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Twenty-seven year old Susan Taraskiewicz had been working for Northwest Airlines out of Logan Airport, in Boston, for five years. After suffering through a harsh assortment of sexual harassment and threats of physical violence she managed to do something no woman had before her; she was promoted to the position of Equipment Service Crew Chief. Unfortunately while she was excited by her new position she also began to receive more aggressive harassment and threats.
On the weekend of September 12th and 13th, 1992, Su was working overnight. At approximately 1am on the 13th, she volunteered to go out and pick up lunch for her crew however she would never return. Rather than report her absence, her co-workers clocked her back in and later claimed to be covering for her. Su failed to show up for work for her next shift and on the very morning her parents went to file a missing person's report her body was discovered.
Su had been brutally beaten and stabbed before being stuffed in the trunk of her own car. While police initially considered the crime to be random, a massive investigation targeting a credit card theft ring at the airport soon aroused suspicions that Su could have been killed by someone she worked with who believed she had blown the whistle.
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