More DNA Testing in 35-year-old Calumet Co. Murder

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) -- Calumet County investigators have not given up on the murder case of a 17-year-old girl killed 35 years ago.

Dawn Schnetzer's decomposed body was found on Nov. 4, 1978, by a farmer in the Town of Woodville. She had disappeared about six weeks earlier after being dropped off by a motorcyclist in Menasha.

The Post-Crescent Media reports authorities issued a public appeal in August looking for the owner of a flannel shirt found near Schnetzer's remains, but they haven't found the owner. Authorities previously noted the State Crime Lab had developed a DNA profile from the shirt.

County Sheriff's Sgt. Investigator Gary Steier says they are waiting for the results of more DNA testing from certain items of evidence.

He says DNA testing can still solve the case.

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