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
The Murder of Melanie Goodwin
On Sept. 25, 2007, police responded to a call from a Carrollton, Texas, business. A woman's burned body had been found in a ditch. The crime scene is pictured.

At first, police had no suspects and no leads, but then a surveillance camera that had recorded all of the previous night's events was discovered. The images captured on the tape began that would lead the authorities to the culprit. (Courtesy of Carrollton Police Department)

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