Susan Negersmith was a resident of New York, United States. Here are eight more things about her:
- She was born and raised in Carmel, Putnam County, New York.
- She is Kent Negersmith‘s daughter.
- In 1988, her sister Emily Negersmith was born. They have another sister named Dawn Negersmith and a brother named Michael Negersmith.
- On May 26, 1990, she and her friends went to Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA to party before Memorial Day. They rented a hotel room there and drank a lot of beer and liquor. Her friends last saw her at 8:00 p.m.
- On the morning of May 27, 1990, she partied with strangers and was last seen with a man, then 20, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The man told police he left her near Schellenger’s, an eclectic seafood restaurant with a roof covered in nautical knickknacks in Wildwood. Later that morning, a worker found her dead in a rear outside storage area adjacent to the restaurant. Her feet, which were clean, were facing the ocean and she had a bloody handprint on her chest. Her shoes were missing, her black jeans were wrapped around an ankle and her pink shirt and bra had been pushed up by her neck.
- She died at the age of 20. Initially, the state of New Jersey and Cape May County medical examiners ruled that her death was accidental due to alcohol intoxication and exposure.
- New Jersey’s Division of Criminal Justice solicited the help of forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who concluded that she had been raped and smothered. An autopsy found 26 areas of trauma to her body, including bruising to her skull. Tests showed that she had sex not long before her death. In July 1993, the state reversed the original autopsy.
- In 1995, Cape May County changed her death certificate, which originally indicated that the manner of death was accidental.