Anita Lias was 16 years old when she was murdered. Her body was found in an alley in Franklin County, Ohio, more than 45 years ago, and the person responsible for her death has yet to be brought to justice.
On Aug. 30, 1975, Anita left her home in Columbus to start her job as a babysitter. When she failed to return home that day, her father contacted the Columbus Police Department the following morning and reported her missing, according to the Telegraph-Forum.
Two days later, on Sept. 1, 1975, Anita was found dead in an alley near her home. Her fully clothed body was discovered in front of a garage at 862 S. Champion with her hands tied behind her back.
An autopsy showed that Anita had been strangled. She was also stabbed, presumably in the chest and upper torso areas.
Police officials stated that there was no indication that she had been sexually assaulted.
There are a few details available in Anita’s case.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Anita Lias is encouraged to contact the Columbus Police Department’s Homicide Cold Case Unit at (614) 645-4036.