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Talking about Tiffany: Break in long-ago murder case puts me on high alert

Tiffany Sessions disappeared while jogging in Gainsville in February 1989.
Tiffany Sessions disappeared while jogging in Gainsville in February 1989.

She disappeared 10 years before my older daughter was born, but Tiffany Sessions became a household name for us last week when police fingered a dead serial killer as the murderer of the University of Florida student.

I’ve been horrified about the details of this case since I moved to Florida in the early 1990s. All those years don’t numb the cold dread in my stomach when I consider the q uote from Tiffany’s mom at a press conference outside a swampy, wooded field on the south side of Gainesville, where police searched for her 20-year-old’s body.

“Did you find any piece of evidence of Tiffany back there?” Hilary Sessions asked police.

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