In the early morning hours of August 26, 1986, a cyclist biking through Manhattan's Central Park near 5th Avenue and 83rd Street encountered a shocking scene: A woman's lifeless body laid near a tree, covered in scratches and other marks.
The woman was later identified as 18-year-old Jennifer Levin, who was seen leaving a bar with a man just hours earlier. That man was 19-year-old Robert Chambers Jr., whom the press later dubbed the "Central Park Strangler" and "the Preppy Killer."
The story of Levin's death and Chambers's background as a prep school attendee became a media sensation, and while Chambers claimed Levin's death was an accident, evidence proved Levin fought for her life.
Read on to learn more about Robert Chambers, his murder of Jennifer Levin, and why he's still behind bars.
Robert Chambers Claimed He Accidentally Killed Jennifer Levin During 'Rough Sex'
Chambers Watched The Authorities Find Levin's Body
Chambers Was Covered In Scratches When Police Interviewed Him
Jennifer Levin Was Portrayed As Promiscuous
Chambers's Nicknames Stemmed From His History At Several Elite Prep Schools
As A Child, Chambers Had A Play Date With JFK Jr.