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Today in Crime History: The body of Christa Worthington is found

On Jan. 6, 2002, the body of fashion writer Christa Worthington was discovered in her house on Cape Cod raped and stabbed to death, her famished two-year-old daughter clinging to her mother’s body. It would be three years before police would have a suspect.

Slideshow: Christa Worthington murder mystery

Fashion writer Christa Worthington was found dead in her Cape Cod home Jan. 6, 2002. The 46-year-old’s toddler daughter, Ava, 2 1/2, was clinging to her mother’s bloody body. Ava was physically unharmed. “Mommy fell down,” she said.

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