06-17-2014, 10:49 AM #1
UT - Flora Rundle, 71, Salt Lake City, 19 October 1989
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June 17, 2014
Flora Rundle was a 71 -year-old elderly woman who was murdered in her Salt Lake City, UT., home in 1989. Her death was unsolved for over two decades until police nabbed convict Gary Dean Hilfiker, a 56-year-old man who is currently serving time in a Utah state correctional facility for the murder of his girlfriend in 1992, Fox News is reporting today.
Police made the announcement in a press conference. Gary Dean Hilfiker was formally charged for the Rundle murder earlier last month.
Salt Lake County police officers learned about the case after they were notified of a death. When officers arrived at 3518 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City, UT., they found the body of a nude elderly woman with stab wounds to the back and chest area.
The victim was identified as Flora Rundle, according to the Deseret News. An autopsy report concluded that the victim died as a result of multiple stab wounds. The coroner also found that the victim had fought with the killer...
04-11-2015, 03:38 AM #2
Gary Hilfiker, 56, was already serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend in 1992, when Unified police detectives announced in May that they had linked him to the 1989 cold case murder of a 71-year-old woman whom he used to transport in his taxi cab.
Hilfiker pleaded guilty to Flora Rundle's murder less than 30 days later, and in June was sentenced to his second term of up to life in prison.
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