One could not select a more serene location for a homicide.

On July 17, 1982, a woman's body was found in a meadow in the mountains that run along the border between California and Nevada, not far from Lake Tahoe.

Footprints revealed that she and her killer had strolled half a mile or so from the road to an area known as Sheep's Flat. It appeared that she was seated on a log when she was shot in the back of the head.

"I found that unusual," said Len Iljana, who was a deputy at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office

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Naming the victim

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Finding the killer