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Unsolved Cold Case Approaches its 43rd Year

The Unsolved Murder of Dorothy Walker

Series: Crime Corner | Story 1

COLFAX — Locals of the area may be familiar with a haunting unsolved murder that rocked the county in 1980 just two blocks from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.

Dorothy Walker was 65 years old and lived in Apt# 304 at Wheatland Arms Condominium, 203 N Mill St.

On April 16, 1980, at 10:30 a.m., her sister found Dorothy’s body lying in a pool of blood on the floor in the bathroom.

Her sister reported arriving at the apartment because the two were going to Walla Walla together to scout out lodging and restaurants for the “Daughters of Rebekah” conference.

Officers with Colfax PD were the firs...


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