DA hopes new leads will solve teen’s 1993 death near Lansdale station

    Officials in suburban Philadelphia say new leads have come in this year in the unsolved 1993 murder of a teenager who disappeared from a train station.

    Authorities say 18-year-old Julie Barnyock sounded slightly nervous when she called home for a ride from the Lansdale station after a trip to Philadelphia.

    They say her father could not find her when he arrived, and her bludgeoned body was found three weeks later in a nearby rail yard.

    Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says he hopes to solve the Nov. 8, 1993, slaying for her family.

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    Barnyock’s mother has said her daughter sometimes befriended homeless people on trips to Philadelphia with friends.

    Authorities also say she may have been talking to a man in his 20s when she got off the train.

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