March 1987 - Sometime between March 4-5, 1987, Dana Bailey, a Penn State student and a part time waitress at the Corner Room restaurant, was murdered in her second floor apartment. She died from multiple stab wounds. Dana was a friendly, well-liked young woman who, at the time, was engaged to be married. She was from Philipsburg, PA.
The investigation revealed that the suspect was watching Dana's apartment from a building that was being remodeled. The building was located to the north of hers. The suspect gained entry to Dana's apartment through a window, which faced the surveillance point.
Hundreds of leads were investigated at that time, however the case remains unsolved.
In December 2003, an anonymous letter was received by the police. It was the first new lead in many years. The letter mentions two names but makes no further reference to the murder. No connection has been established between Dana and the names at this time. The police department is asking the author of the letter to come forward and identify themselves. It is imperative for the author to understand the importance to Dana's family and the community in solving this tragic incident.
A $30,000.00 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of Dana's killer. Tipsters can call the State College police at (814) 234-7150 for Detective Ralston. To remain anonymous, call Centre County CrimeStoppers at 877-99-CRIME or submit an anonymous tipvia the web.