Orcutt's body was found off South Lee Drive near Black Creek on January 28 by Sandy Trueblood's sons.
"The children came back to us on our three wheeler saying there was a dead body that was no more than 500-600 feet from our home," recounts Trueblood, who says she will never forget that day and the fear she and her family felt for months after the discovery. "They thought someone was going to come back for them. I was afraid too. I wouldn't even check my mail at night, at our house, only in the daytime. At that time, I kept a loaded gun under my bed and they (her sons) were both afraid,"
Trueblood says her son, "took a hammer, I believe it was, and hid it in the woods before he caught his bus because he was afraid too."
"I loved her, I didn't get to tell her that," says Cheryl Orcutt about her sister. She says she promised their mother on her death bed that she would never stop pushing for justice in her baby sister's murder.
I asked her if there is anything she would say to her sister's killer.
"Only thing I want to know from that person is why? I don't want to know what you did, how you did it, or anything. I want to know why her?" Cheryl Orcutt responded, sobbing. "Detective Padgett says they investigated Teryl's friends, co-workers, boyfriend, family and none of them are considered suspects in the case."
"Teryl had no dealings with law enforcement whatsoever. She had a very upstanding job. She lived with her mother and they took good care of each other," says Padgett.
She says she worries that whomever killed Teryl has committed murder before or could do it again.
That is Cheryl Orcutt's fear, too.
"He's done it before, because you can't go 23 years unless you're a devil, without doing it. That's my biggest fear is that he's killed somebody else," she says.
Detective Padgett says new DNA technology has helped them piece together some of the puzzles in this murder mystery, but says they need more information to put the entire puzzle together and solve this crime.
The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about Teryl Orcutt's disappearance and murder to call 904-264-6512, or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Capt. Gann aslo asks for specific information from the public. If you or someone you know was driving in Clay, Duval, St. Johns or Putnam counties between December 1989 and January 1990 and someone tried to pull you over, please call the detective and report this information. If you were working in law enforcement at the time and remember investigating a complaint of someone trying to pull over another driver, Clay county detectives would like to hear from you as well.