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Anita Knutson

Minot college student's slaying in 2007 remains a mystery

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BUTTE, N.D. -- She died in her bed from knife wounds to her upper body. Her front door was locked. Her car was parked a few steps away. A dirty, bloody knife was found in the sink.


Anita Knutson, full of life at age 18, now lies in a grave just inside the McLean County line near this tiny community. Her troubling murder is the latest addition to the cold case files of the North Dakota attorney general.

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