A Life Cut Short: Melanie Goodwin

Up to night of murder, student's 19 years filled with friends' and family's love

A Life Cut Short: Melanie Goodwin

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The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
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Melanie Goodwin, 19, was a sophmore communications major at the University of North Texas when she was killed in September 2007. She left behind a large network of grieving friends and family. Police would credit the presence of surveillance cameras at key sites -- convenience stores, gas stations, a parking lot -- on the night of her murder with helping to track down and convict the killer. Following are pictures from her final weeks and months -- and of her community's effort to honor her memory.

Watch her story on "Primetime Crime" TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET. (Courtesy of Goodwin family)

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