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    ND - Anita Knutson, 18, Minot, 4 June 2007

    Anita Knutson - Murder in Minot Full Coverage

    http://www.kxmc.com/specialsection.asp?SectionId=46


    CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED IN MINOT MURDER

    Officials in Minot are confirming it was a stabbing that killed Minot State University Anita Knutson more than a week ago at her off-campus apartment

    Minot Police say they've received preliminary autopsy results

    Lieutenant Dan Strandberg says official reports from the autopsy are not in, but observations from it show the Minot State University student was stabbed twice, causing her death.



    Lieutenant Strandberg says police have recovered the knife they believed was used in the murder

    http://www.kxmc.com/getArticle.asp?ArticleId=132965


    No suspects and a frightened community.

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    Earlier article:

    College Student Murdered

    http://www.kxmc.com/getArticle.asp?ArticleId=130003

    (Lt. Dan Strandberg, Minot Police Detective) "In my experience the victim and the suspects have always had a close relationship. However in this case we're not able to ascertain any of that and it is a little unsettling, yes."


    He's talking about the death of a Minot State University student who was killed in her north Minot apartment - apparently by an unuknown intruder - over the weekend.

    Minot police said today 18-year old Anita Knutson, a Velva High School graduate of 2006 and a native of Butte, was foUND dead in her apartment yesterday.

    The young woman's body was discovered at this apartment Monday afternoon by her father, who was worried about her after not being able to contact her over the weekend.

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    IMO, just based on what I've read, I'd be surprised if she was killed by someone she knew. Two stab wounds? Very clean cut killing and doesn't seem personal to me.

    Just my opinion though. Very sad story...she was a beautiful girl!

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    What a beauty she was. I wonder if it was someone who had a thing for her and she didn't care for him? I wonder how the killer got into the apartment?
    Any prints on the knife that they found? I really hope that the catch the monster that did this.

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    It appears this murder has never been solved. What a shame.

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    Video at link:

    http://www.kxnet.com/story/25697130/...urder-unsolved

    "You have a young, popular lady who doesn't appear to have enemies or anything of that nature found killed in the apartment that she lived in. Generally those things you start from the inside and look out and typically you find something pretty close to home. At the onset of this case we didn't feel that it would be seven years later and here we are without a resolution yet."

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    Very, very sad. The older articles about the case are no longer available. I wonder if there were any signs of forced entry or anything else in her apartment disturbed.

    Knife attacks are generally very personal. There have been several knife killings of late by teens against their classmates and friends. Even the CA rampage killer (no name, please) killed his roommates using a knife but used a gun on his attack against the public.

    I wonder if LE has concentrated on males who might have had a grudge against or an obsession with Ms. Knutson. Have they considered it could have been a female? Did Ms. Knutson begin seeing someone new shortly before her murder....someone involved in a nasty breakup? Seems Ms. Knutson was likely familiar with her assailant if she allowed him/her entrance into her apartment, especially at night. It doesn't sound like LE know when (date, or time of day/night) Ms. Knutson was killed. Was she dressed for bed?

    Just some thoughts. Hope the new investigators find something that will solve this murder.
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    Bumping for Anita! Just heard about this case. Sad how many unsolved and missing cases there are. Prayers for justice!
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    "Eight Years After Brutal Murder, Sister Still Looking for Answers"

    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-...nswers-n343901

    According to Minot Police, more than 40 people were interviewed. Leads were chased and, at first, police had no shortage of possible suspects; the maintenance worker who had done work at the apartment complex that morning, a man seen running in the area by a neighbor, one of Anita's new college friends. As the statements piled up, the evidence did not point to anyone in particular. The trail had gone cold.

    That was nearly eight years ago.

    "There really hasn't been much of a development in the past few years at all, nothing substantial that is," Anna said.


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    ‘Justice for Anita’: Family wants to keep memory alive

    http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/c....html?nav=5010

    Anita Knutson, who was found murdered in her Minot apartment eight years ago, would have turned 27 on Tuesday. In the eight years since her death the police have investigated various leads and suspects, but so far none have led to a break in the case. Minot Police Chief Jason Olson said Tuesday that it is still very much an open investigation. Olson urged anyone who might have information about the case to contact the police department.
    Petition Handed to Police in Anita Knutson Murder Case

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    North Dakota Cold Case Mystery: Who Killed Anita Knutson?

    http://crimewatchdaily.com/2016/02/2...anita-knutson/

    Whether she was hamming it up for the camera or out dancing with the girls Anita Knutson was the kind of person almost everyone liked having around.

    "Anita was the coolest girl. Everybody at school loved her. I was really lucky to have her as my sister," said Anna Knutson, Anita's younger sister.

    When she was just a baby, Anita was taken in by Gordon and Sharon Knutson, and her adoptive siblings Daniel and Anna soon followed.

    At only 18, Anita was living on her own, working two jobs, and putting herself through college at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota.

    Many people wanted to be close to Anita. Until someone got too close.
    North Dakota Cold-Case Mystery: Who Killed Anita Knutson? - Pt. 1 - Crime Watch Daily:


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    North Dakota Cold-Case Mystery: Who Killed Anita Knutson? - Pt. 2 - Crime Watch Daily:


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    North Dakota Cold-Case Mystery: Who Killed Anita Knutson? - Pt. 3 - Crime Watch Daily:


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    10 years later: The Anita Knutson murder

    http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/l...0-years-later/

    Ten years ago she was a young college student with her entire life in front of her. Today she lies beneath the sod in a small cemetery near Butte, the hometown of her adoptive parents. Anita Knutson was murdered 10 years ago today. The attractive, likeable Minot State University student was 18 years old at the time of her death.

    No one has been arrested or charged for the crime, a fact that has been festering with family members and law enforcement alike who would like an answer, closure, to who is responsible for the murder.

    Numerous suspects have been investigated and interviewed, some multiple times. The lengthy list includes a maintenance man, roommate, roofing workers, a jogger, dance partners, college students, a group of Spanish-speaking men and others. Police continue to check every possible lead but, thus far, without any favorable results. The mystery of who killed Anita Knutson remains painfully unsolved.

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