A Valentine's Day Homicide Revisited

By Lindsay Hood
|  Monday, Feb 14, 2011  |  Updated 2:53 PM PDT
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 A Valentine's Day Homicide Revisited

Hayne Palmour IV - North County Times

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Four years ago on Valentine's Day, 39-year-old Jodine Serrin was killed in her Carlsbad condo and Sheriff's investigators are still looking for the person who killed her, the North County Times reports.

Serrin, who was developmentally disabled, was found by her parents at her condo, where she lived alone. When Serrin's parents got there, they used their key to open the door so they could check on her welfare.

"The lights were on; everything seemed normal," Lois Serrin told the North County Times. "We were thinking she was in bed or in the shower."

They walked in and found Jodine in her bedroom with a partially dressed man. They stepped out of the room to let them dress and when they returned they found their daughter dead. The man in the room with her had slipped out undetected. Deputies believe he either fled on foot or on a bicycle.

Serrin's parents believed they knew the man they found in bed with her daughter, but a DNA test proved that was wrong.

Earlier this year, detectives ran new DNA analysis tests to try to catch Serrin's killer, the NCT reports.

The Serrins told the NCT that they hope someone comes forward and turns in her killer. They said the fact the person is still out there, haunts them to this very day.

There is a $52,000 dollar reward for any information that will lead to her killer's arrest. If you have information, call the Sherriff’s department or call the Crimestoppers anonymous tip line at 619-235-8477.

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