Originally posted by: Kat, moved here for discussion...
Cold Case Card for Ada Senenfelder
Murder Trial for Man
Charged in 1985
Jury Selection Process Begins
Monday, 18 May 2009, 11:39 AM CDT
...Jack Willis Nissalke is charged with the 1985 stabbing death of Ada Senenfelder in Winona. Senenfelder is featured in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's deck of cold case playing cards.
Court documents show Nissalke is accused of killing Senenfelder in her home to silence her after she made incriminating statements against an associate of Nissalkes...
$50K Reward Offered For Unsolved Slaying
Murder Charges filed in 1985 Senenfelder slaying
Winona Daily News
A 23-year-old murder investigation ended Monday when first- and second-degree murder charges were filed against John Willis Nissalke for the murder of Ada Senenfelder in June 1985.
Senenfelder, 40, was found June 6, 1985 dead in her bed. Police also found a knife, "male DNA" and other biological samples at the scene of the murder. Although Nissalke insists he's never been in Senenfelder's bedroom, modern DNA testing has found he is a possible contributor of the found DNA material, the complaint states.
Nissalke, 42, faces four counts of aiding and abetting premeditated murder.
Two first-degree counts carry life sentences in prison. He is currently in the Winona County Jail on unrelated charges he assaulted an officer during an investigation of his home in the 950 block of East King Street on May 22.