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Crime Corner: Local dance instructor murdered

PULLMAN - December typically brings a countdown of excitement for the holidays. Families gather together, be merry, and enjoy the company of their friends. It was a cold and cloudy day on Friday, Dec. 7, 1979, when the city of Pullman and surrounding areas were informed of the murder of their beloved dance instructor, Nona Rae Lynch. The time of celebration for those who knew her was quickly overcome with mourning.

It was the late morning of Thursday, Dec. 6, when Nona's body was found crumpled on the front floorboards of the back of a station wagon.

Police were initially called to Nona Rae's...


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