Was a College Student’s Murder Solved 40 Years Later?

Pop Culture Crime
3 min readMar 13, 2019
Susan Marie Schmidt, from Glendale Star

In 1978, Susan Marie Schmidt was a 21-year-old Glendale, Arizona, resident and honors student at Arizona State University. The former cheerleader was an energetic and passionate tutor described as driven. She hoped to work as a probation officer in the future.

On March 22, Susan drove to the mall near Northern and 59th Avenues in Glendale. It was at 8:30 p.m. that a…