Thursday, September 22, 2011


CAROL ROFSTAD was just 21 when she was murdered. The Illinois State University co-ed was found beaten unconscious around noon on Dec. 23, 1975 outside her sorority house in Normal, Illinois. Cops believed the murder weapon was an 18" piece of railroad tie was located near the scene. Carol wasn't discovered until at least 12 hours after the attack and died on Christmas Eve. wo men, one of whom carried a club, were seen between 10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on December 22, 1975. Both were white males and between the ages
of 18 and 25. Composite of suspect 1 is on the right.

At the time of the attack, most students had already left campus for the holiday break. Instead of returning to Elk Grove Village behind to work at a retail store. Money was found in her purse and there was no evidence of sexual assault. Two women who were in the sorority house could not remember anything unusual. Anyone with information in this case can call the Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9526, or Crime Stoppers of McLean County at (309) 828-1111.

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