"I do believe that she was killed because of the work that she was involved in," said Dr. Lee Remington.
Since her time as a law student, Remington - now director of Bellarmine University's pre-law program
- has been interested in the unsolved 1965 murder of Alberta Jones, a civil rights leader who was the first African-American woman to pass the Kentucky Bar Exam.
Remington was interviewed in the first part of a WHAS-11 series about the case
. She's working on a book about Jones while seeking to ensure she's remembered as a trailblazer.
Remington collaborated with Jones' family to obtain and review the original police investigative file, which showed a fingerprint in Jones' car matched someone who was deemed deceptive during a polygraph investigation.
Last year, Remington convinced the Louisville Metro Police Department to re-open the criminal investigation