ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Officials hope a $10,000 reward will help them solve the 30-year-old murder of a woman whose body was found in northwest Iowa.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office announced today that deputies are going door-to-door to speak with people living within a five-mile radius of where Wilma June Nissen's body was found on Oct. 4, 1978 in rural Rock Rapids.
The 23-year-old woman's bady decomposed body went unidentified until 2006, when her fingerprint was matched with records on file with the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Nissen, who was born in California, was exhumed from a Rock Rapids cemetery in 2007 so analysts could examine her body for new clues about her death.
In addition to the reward, officials have set up a hotline and web site to garner information about Nissen's death. The site, www.lyoncountyiowa.com/wilma, contains information about Nissen's past, persons of interest and contact numbers for sheriff, FBI and DCI investigators.
Anyone with information about Nissen's death can call the hotline at (712) 472-8334. Callers can remain anonymous.