ABC’s Primetime will air a segment tonight on the murder case of UNT student Melanie Goodwin, according to the television news show’s Web site.Her charred body was discovered near a Carrollton office building in September 2007. She was last seen alive on surveillance video leaving a Quik Trip convenience store in Denton where she had stopped to pick up Cheetos and chocolate milk for her boyfriend, the Web site reported. Video shows a young man following Goodwin as she left.
Melanie Goodwin lived nearly all her 19 years in front of the camera — a born actress in what would turn out to be a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.”When she was a little girl, like 2, she’d be making faces in front of the mirror and just entertain herself for hours,” her mother, Peggy Goodwin, told ABC News’ Jim Avila. “So we started her in voice lessons and theater classes when she was about in third grade.”
Growing up in Arlington, Texas, Melanie Goodwin’s best friend, Demyia Pridgen, was always there to help her practice. “As kids, we loved to play,” Pridgen said. “We had great imaginations. Melanie always loved to sing and dance, and to laugh.”