$10k reward to be offered in teen's 1993 slaying in Montco

A $10,000 reward is being announced today for information about the 1993 killing of an 18-year-old girl in Montgomery County.

Julie Barnyock, 18, was found slain amid the weeds of SEPTA's Lansdale train yard on Dec. 2, 1993, nearly a month after she went missing.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is set to announce the reward at a news conference this morning, the 20th anniversary of her disappearance.

Barnyock lived with her family in New Britain Township in Bucks County. She was last seen alive heading to South Street in Philadelphia to see friends, according to an Inquirer news report from a year after her slaying.

She called her parents for a ride home that night, her mother said at the time, but Barnyock never arrived at the Lansdale train station to meet her father.

A homeless person later found her body, partially decomposed and naked from the waist down. Her face had been beaten beyond recognition, according to news accounts.

The reward being posted is for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator, the district attorney's office said.

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