Crime Watch: Widow of slain Goshen College professor speaks out

The widow of a Goshen College professor is speaking out 16 months after her husband was killed in a brutal home invasion.

It happened on October 9, 2011 at their Goshen home. Fifty-eight year old James Miller died. His wife, Linda Suderman, was seriously injured but recovered. She was the first one attacked that night.

"I was stabbed 23 times in just matter of what I would say 30 seconds or less," Suderman said. She says she hopes the person responsible will come forward.

"He needs to never do this again, no family should have to experience what we experienced, so he needs healing himself," Suderman said. "He's definitely someone who needs God's help."

Police came up with a composite sketch of the suspect based on Suderman's description.

Suderman says her husband was a dedicated man.

"He was a professor and so sometimes we would say an absent-minded professor," Suderman said. "But he certainly loved his work, loved his students, loved to learn, was a very avid reader."

Lt. Cindy Kilgore from Crime Stoppers says they are more than willing to pay a reward for information on this case. To submit an anonymous tip you can call (574) 288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.


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