Closing The Cold Case Murder Of Estella Mena

All her life, Estella Mena was a guardian to those she loved. Driven, diligent, and fierce, the high school senior worked as a security guard at an office building in Sunnyvale, California. But on October 27th, 1979, Estella had no one to protect her but herself. While working her job, a man entered the office, attempted to sexually assault her, and stabbed her to death. For over 40 years, her murder went unsolved.

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Matt Hutchison¬†details the many twists and turns of Estella’s case, even sharing why he became a trash collector for a day to uncover answers.

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