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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    MN - Joli Truelson, 16, Minneapolis, 3 July 1972

    Maybe Joli Truelson's killer is sitting in jail for another crime. Maybe whoever smashed in the 16-year-old Minneapolis girl's skull 33 years ago as she hitchhiked her way home on a cool July night confessed the crime to a friend.

    The family is offering a $50,000 reward as today marks the anniversary of Joli's death. If the money were to bring the killer to light, Truelson doesn't want to know any more details about why her daughter's body was dumped in Minnehaha Creek. What she does want is for that person to face the same fate as Joli.

    Minneapolis Capt. Rich Stanek said there are no suspects and the case is being reviewed. He paged through it Friday and found investigators talked to several suspects who gave evidence to the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis.

    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
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    Feb 2004
    I don't suppose they could use DNA to solve this unless the family is willing to exhume the body. It would be so helpful if someone connected to the killer would just turn him in.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2013
    From April 2011:


    Mueller said she was with Nora Truelson when the lights at Porky's went out Sunday night for the last time. Mueller said Truelson was lamenting that the closing of the restaurant seemed to garner more attention than the disappearance and death of her teenage daughter nearly 40 years ago.

    Joli Truelson was killed after getting picked up on July 3, 1972, while hitchhiking near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. The 16-year-old's body was found in Minnehaha Creek, her skulled crushed.

    Nora Truelson said the family is still offering $50,000 as a reward for catching whoever committed the crime.

  4. #4
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    Jun 2015

    About Joli

    Quote Originally Posted by OkieGranny View Post
    I think the killer could very well be Harvey Carignan. I saw a show about him, and her death fits his M.O. He was active in the area at the time. Just a feeling I got, I think he killed her. Good thing he has been in prison for the last 40yrs...

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