Hawaii police seek new leads in 1978 cold case murder of Bay Area woman

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Monday, November 8, 2021
Hawaii police seek new leads in 1978 murder of Bay Area woman
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Hawaii police are looking for new leads in the 1978 murder of Valerie Warshay from San Mateo County.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- New Developments in the cold case murder investigation of a Bay Area woman.

Valerie Ann Warshay was on a hiking trip in Hawaii when she vanished more than 40 years ago.

Now police are looking for any new leads in the case.

They say she was killed a few weeks after arriving on the Big Island from San Mateo County.

Her body was found at a park in Kalapana on April 23, 1978.

Police say the 26-year-old had met numerous people and they've had a suspect in the murder, but they've never been able to prove it.

They are asking anyone who may have come across Warshay to contact the Hawaii Police Department.