It’s a hate crime that burned in the consciousness of African-American Hoosiers. Carol Jenkins, a young Black woman selling encyclopedias in Martinsville in Morgan County was brutally murdered in September, 1968. For thirty-four the case was cold. Then WTHR-TV’s Emmy Award winning investigative journalist Sandra Chapman got a tip. It helped to break the case wide open and a suspect, Kenneth Richmond, was arrested; though he died before trial. Chapman has written a book, The Girl in the Yellow Scarf (on sale at Amazon.com and some area bookstores) about her investigation and the case. She appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about the case, her conversations with Carol Jenkins father, with the woman who heard the killer talk about the crime, and what finally brought the truth to light. Sandra Chapman’s story is a riveting part of Indiana history.
Click the Arrow Below to hear Sandra Chapman’s interview with Amos about the Carol Jenkins case. Runs 21 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.