Three years after Jennifer Cooke's murder, her killer continues to elude Grandview Heights police.

Three years after Jennifer Cooke's murder, her killer continues to elude Grandview Heights police.

"It remains an open, active investigation. It's not a cold case," said Sgt. Ryan Starns.

Cooke, 35, was stabbed multiple times in a second-floor bedroom of her Woodhill Drive home; her body was found Aug. 11, 2013, a week after her birthday.

Starns said there are few details he can disclose due to the ongoing investigation.

"The only thing I'll say is that we do not believe that this was a random act," he said.

Several agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Columbus Division of Police and the FBI, assisted Grandview police during the initial investigation.

As Grandview continues the investigation, other agencies are available to assist when and if they are needed, Starns said.

Officers had been dispatched to Cooke's home Aug. 11, 2013, to perform a well-being check after reports that she had not been seen for several days.

Police discovered Cooke's body inside the house. Evidence that a robbery may have occurred at the residence also was found, reports said.

Cooke's vehicle was found by her ex-husband at another location. He was questioned as a person of interest in the initial stage of the investigation, but was never named as a suspect.

The investigation remains a priority for the department, Starns said.

"It's on my mind every single day," he said. "We want to find the person who did this and bring them to justice."

Detective Drew Brubaker has worked with Starns on the investigation the past three years.

"It's something we think about each and every day," Brubaker said.

Any case that is unsolved tugs at a law enforcement officer, even more so when the crime is a murder, he said

Anyone who has information is asked to call the police department at 614-488-7901, Starns said.

"I think there's somebody out there who knows something, maybe something they saw or heard, that could help us find the killer, even if they don't realize they know it," he said.

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