Christmas Cold Case Revived: Search for New Leads in 1975 Carol Rofstad Murder in Normal, Illinois


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Normal, IL – In a renewed effort to solve a decades-old mystery, the Normal Police Department in Illinois has reopened the cold case of Carol Rofstad’s murder. 

According to the Normal Police Department, the cold case murder of Carol Rofstad, who was attacked on December 22, 1975, outside her off-campus sorority house in Normal, Illinois, is receiving renewed attention. Rofstad, a young woman at the time, succumbed to her injuries on Christmas Eve, two days post-attack.

The Normal PD, leveraging advancements in forensic technology, is revisiting this unresolved case. Their strategy includes re-interviewing witnesses and working closely with state and private forensic labs, aiming to uncover new evidence. 

Detective Nicole Bruno, leading the investigation, encourages anyone with relevant information to come forward. Contact details for Detective Bruno are and 309-454-9702. The department also offers an anonymous tip option through the Normal PD App.


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