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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    AZ - Catherine Sposito, 23, Prescott, 13 June 1987


    At 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 1987, Sposito, 23, a Prescott College student, rode her mountain bike to the Thumb Butte trailhead west of Prescott and began hiking up the path when she was ambushed by one or maybe two people who brutally murdered her, then disappeared into the woods, said Yavapai Silent Witness Program Coordinator Steve Skurja.

    Other hikers heard Sposito's screams for help, but couldn't get to her in time. Investigators still don't know why the suspect or suspects targeted and killed Sposito - a daughter, sister, friend to many, artist, and a local waitress, Skurja said.

    The night before Sposito was killed, she went to dinner at a Prescott restaurant and told friends she planned on hiking Thumb Butte the next day, Diskin said.
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  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    Cold Case: 29-Year Anniversary of Sposito Homicide, $10K Reward for Information


    YCSO Detective Ross Diskin, who has worked the case over the past few years, continues to hope someone will come forward and supply the missing link leading to the arrest of those responsible for Cathy’s murder. Yavapai Silent Witness and YCSO are offering a $10,000 dollar reward for any information that leads to the arrests of a suspect or suspects responsible for the murder. Callers to Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 remain completely anonymous and will not have to testify. Detectives continue run down leads and work with DNA evidence based on new technologies not previously available.

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