FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- A Fort Smith documentary crew investigating the murder of 19-year-old Melissa Witt is comparing her murder to the murder of another murdered 19-year-old.
Larry Swearingen is currently on death row for the rape and murder of Melissa Trotter. Trotter was a community college student that disappeared from campus on December 8, 1998. Trotter's body was found January 2, 1999 in a national forest, according to the crew. The 19-year-old had been strangled.
The group compared Trotter's murder to the murder of Melissa Witt, in a blog post. According to the team from Cold Case Investigations, the murders are eerily similar. The group lists the similarities in this post:
The documentary crew can be reached on their Facebook page by clicking here.