LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A young mother was stabbed to death and her body dumped on west Broadway.

The victim was 27-year old Merier King. Her body was dumped at 13th and Broadway in April of 1986. After 30 years, the case has gone cold, but the victim's mother believes the smallest tip could lead to closure.

Not knowing who killed her daughter and why has haunted Anna Grubbs for three decades.

"Thirty years in a long time."

King was stabbed to death 39 times, according to Grubbs.

"She was wrapped up in a carpet with nothing on, they say, but a pair of yellow socks," she said.

Although it is now a cold case, Grubbs believes there is hope.

"Something has gotta give, because people's lives, I mean, you just don't take peoples life for just no reason at all," Grubbs said. "My love for my daughter is like, I need to get this cleared."

"Initially people may be reluctant to come forward with information," said Sgt. Josh Carr with LMPD's Cold Case Homicide.

Sgt. Carr said sometimes witnesses speak up, even after years of silence.

"Whether it be because the death of the perpetrator or the suspect or the person they have information on, or just because they become less fearful because it is not in the limelight anymore, people sometimes come forward with something."

At this point, it's probably a long shot, but Grubbs still hopes it happens in her lifetime.

"I turned 80 years old the 14th of June," she said. "It would give me peace, it would definitely give me peace."

If you have any information about this case, big or small, police want to hear from you. You can call the department's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD. 

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