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Murder at the Met: Revisiting the 1980 murder of violinist at Lincoln Center

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MANHATTAN (PIX11) — The Investigation Discovery channel’s  “Motives and Murders,” airing Tuesday night, revisits the 1980 killing of 30-year old Helen Hagnes Mintiks, a violinist at the Metropolitan Opera who was killed at Lincoln Center.

Mintiks disappeared the night of July 23, 1980. at intermission during a performance by the Berlin Ballet, and was later found nude, thrown in a ventilation shaft in the building.

After a five week investigation, 21-year-old Craig Steven Crimmins was charged with killing the violinist.

Crimmins worked at the Met for four years as a stagehand.

Crimmins was  sentenced at trial the next year to 20 years to life.

Watch PIX’s original coverage of the Crimmins arrest in 1980