On May 3, 1974, a tragic incident unfolded in Camden, New Jersey, when 19-year-old Rutgers University student Margaret Day was murdered by an unknown assailant. The chilling event occurred as Miss Day approached The Grille, a local bar at 213 North 6th Street frequently visited by Rutgers students.
The motive behind the murder appeared unrelated to robbery, and investigators struggled to establish a connection to individuals present in the bar earlier that evening during a disturbance. With limited forensic evidence, the investigative approach of that time focused on questioning potential suspects in the hopes of eliciting a confession. Despite interrogating numerous individuals, including those with criminal backgrounds, no one admitted to the crime.
Surprisingly, only one documented reference to this case has been found — a news article from the June 3, 1974 edition of the Bucks County, PA Courier-Times. Now, more than 45 years later, the mystery surrounding Margaret Day’s death persists. Whether the perpetrator is still alive remains unknown. Nevertheless, the memory of Margaret Day deserves to endure, and the unresolved circumstances of her tragic demise continue to demand attention and closure.