Mysterious Death in "98 keeps family ...

Mysterious Death in "98 keeps family longing for answers

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Remembering Krista

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#1 Apr 5, 2018
Today is the 20th anniversary.....

Two excerpts of the story written on the 10 year anniversary.

By Akron Beacon Journal Staff
Bob Downing

When she went jogging in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, her family said, she usually left her apartment key behind, locked in the car.

But for some reason, on April 5, 1998, it appears she did just the opposite.

It is one of the troubling inconsistencies that has lingered.

Something that has never made sense.

And now, a decade after the body of 31-year-old Krista Sautter Pantaleano was found in a secluded corner of the park near Blue Hen Falls, nobody has been able to explain why she was found there clutching, instead, her apartment key.

Her car key that she usually held in her hand while running was never found.

Authorities said she died of exposure after being injected with drugs they declined to name — operating-room-type drugs that left her conscious, but paralyzed and unable to scream.


As for Krantz, she says she doesn’t want her sister to be forgotten.

”We want people to remember. We’ve not forgotten. I hate that people have forgotten. The truth is still out there,” she said.”Somebody knows what happened to Krista.”

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