Today in True Crime History: December 19

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1959 — Christine Walker, Cliff Walker, and their two children are murdered in their Osprey, Florida, home. The murders remain unsolved.

1979 — Michelle Martinko is killed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The teenager had been stabbed in her car in a mall parking lot. Nearly 40 years later, her case thaws when Jerry Lynn Burns is matched to the scene via a familial DNA match. Burns was convicted of murder in February 2020.