Death of dancer found bound, strangled in 1996 unsolved

Noelle Blaskowski, 24, killed in Northside motel where she lived


SAN ANTONIO – The person who killed Noelle Blaskowski did not do much to cover up the crime.

Still, the person responsible for her death has managed to avoid arrest for two decades. 

Blaskowski, 24, was found dead in the apartment she rented at the Oakview Motel on Dec. 13, 1996.

The manager had gone there to collect rent money.

"He found the door ajar and saw (Blaskowski) lying on the floor of her room," police said.

Blaskowski was wearing nothing but a cut-off T-shirt.

"Her hands were bound behind her. The TV was turned on, and the volume was set at loud," police said.

Blaskowski was last been seen alive on Dec. 12.

The medical examiner determined her death was caused by manual strangulation.

Blaskowski worked as a dancer at the Wild Zebra Club.

Her car, a 1993 white Nissan Sentra, was found parked in the parking lot of the motel. 

The case is still being investigated by SAPD's Cold Case Squad. If you have any information, call 210-207-7635.