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066 The Murder of Michelle Martinko

July 20, 2021

On December 20, 1979, police found the body of an 18 year old woman in her family’s car that was parked at the Westdale Mall parking lot in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Decades passed, until finally 39 years later, through DNA analysis the killer was brought to justice.


This is the story of Michelle Martinko.