Middlesboro Daily News
Thurday, December 11, 1975
MURDER CHARGE PLACED IN COED DEATH
Cincinnati/ (UPI) Lt. Ben Harney of the Kentucky State Police said he will request today that murder charges be filed against John W. Boyd, 49, of Middletown, Ohio in connection with the death of a 19-year-old University of Cincinnati coed.
The body of Miss Susan Gorman was discovered last week along a highway near Butler, Kentucky, about 35 miles south of here.
Boyd, being held here, was charged by Cincinnati police Tuesday with kidnapping Miss Gorman Thanksgiving Eve.
"We feel we can prove Miss Gorman was killed in Pendleton County (KY)," said Harney, who has been working with Cincinnati police and the FBI in the case.
Miss Gorman was last seen Thanksgiving Eve and the next day her parents received a call from a man demanding $5,000 ransom for her return. The unidentified man said he would call again, but did not.
The body of the pre-law student was found Dec. 3 by two boys walking along Kentucky State highway 609, about four miles north of Butler. The coroner said she had been strangled.
Boyd, an unemployed maintenance man, was reported by the Cincinnati post as believed to be the same John Boyd who has been free on bond while awaiting trial in Dearborn, Ind. on two charges of rape and one of kidnapping.