February 2nd, 2010
12:05 PM ET

Grand jury dusts off 31 cold cases

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Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

On the last day of her life, Moira "Holly" Branagan, 17, was at home, talking to a friend on the phone. The high school senior said someone was at the door. She told her friend she had to go.

It was shortly before 5 p.m. on March 28, 1979.

Her brother found her body the next morning on the kitchen floor of the family's house in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and the broken knife blade was left in her back.

No one was ever charged with her slaying.

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