As many of you know, I have a new section in the new site called the Book Corner which you’ll have access to when the redesigned site launches. There are eight books currently profiled in it, one of which is a free book in pdf format. I’m including that book in today’s blog because there’s a development in the case and a live press conference at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Columbus, OH police department. Here’s the story in broad strokes: On August 23, 1975, 14-year-old Kristie Mullins was murdered in a wooded area behind a shopping mall—in broad daylight. Her bludgeoned body was found by a man named Henry “Junior” Newell. With little evidence to follow, police tracked down a mentally-challenged man who loosely fit a description they received of a man in the area at the time of the murder. The man, Jack Carmen, was arrested soon after; he “confessed” and pled guilty. His plea was later thrown out; Carmen then went to trial and a jury acquitted him of Kristie Mullins’s murder. The case remained unsolved—until now… John Oller, a New York attorney and author, was a student at Ohio State University when the murder happened. Some of his classmates who worked at the university’s newspaper did some amazing investigative work at the time Jack Carmen was under arrest. They published articles about it in the school paper and an Ohio monthly magazine. One of those students, Jim Yavorcik, went on to become a prosecutor in Toledo. Decades later, Oller decided to look back at the unsolved case and write about it. He has generously shared the book, gratis, in pdf format. Click here to download John Oller’s book together with the updates. I’m sure he’ll put out a new update after today’s development. I interviewed John Oller on July 24, 2015. The podcast is also on the new site but I’m making it available now also. Click the arrow to listen to the podcast. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”/wp-content/audio/John-Oller-Interview-7-24-15.mp3″] Today’s news: At 1:30 p.m. ET, the Columbus PD is scheduled to hold a press conference. They are expected to admit that they arrested the wrong man in 1975. Will they name the real killer whom many believe to be Henry Newell? (Newell died in 2013 and was never charged in connection with Mullins’s murder.) These following links are to today’s local stories about the case and will take you to links to watch the press conference: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/11/06/columbus-ohio-christie-mullins-cold-case-to-officially-close-40-years-later.html http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/1975-murder-investigation-closed-by-cold-case-unit UPDATE: The police identified Henry Newell as Kristie Mullins’s murderer in today’s press conference. Click here to read today’s Columbus Dispatch story.