21 Solved in ‘21 : Day 17 : Carla Lowe
21-year-old Carla Lowe was discovered brutally beaten and run over on a desolate road that led to the Delray Beach train Station in Florida on November 13, 1983. Investigators canvassed the area for several hours, but could find no witnesses who had seen or heard anything unusual.
In January of 2021, Delray Beach Police formed a Cold Case Unit. Using new fingerprint technology from a company based in England allowed investigators to pull fingerprints from evidence that they couldn’t previously. There has been no elaboration on this process or what evidence held the fingerprint, as the investigation is ongoing and a trial is pending.
Carla’s killer had been a suspect in the case due to an arrest that occurred the same day of her murder. He had been arrested on grand theft auto and burglary charges, but couldn’t be tied to her murder at the time. He has been charged with first-degree murder.
Carla was described by one sister as “the type of person who would stop if she thought someone needed help.” In fact, she’d spent over an hour on the day of her death helping a woman whose vehicle stalled. She had a close relationship with her family, and had intended to visit Tennessee to visit her other sister shortly after her death. This sister released a statement that read, “I just want the world to know Carla was a good person. She was a beautiful and giving person. She wasn’t just a piece of trash that someone threw away.”