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Officials seek tips in cold 1982 abduction, murder

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:55:58 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 21 2013 02:43:21 PM CDT
Barbara Nelson

Barara Nelson

ELKHORN, Wis. -

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New tips are sought in the case of a woman who was abducted and found dead in 1982.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on the case of Barbara Nelson, 34, who was abducted from her place of work, Mini Stop-N-Shop, in the town of Albion in Dane County on Aug. 5, 1982. Investigators believe she was killed the following day. Her body was found on Aug. 10 in a cornfield on Bray Road, about three miles east of Elkhorn, in Walworth County.

Witnesses described seeing an older blue or green pickup truck that could be a 1961 Studebaker, according to investigators.

Officials are asking to talk to anyone who knows of someone who, in 1982, owned or had access to a truck matching the description.

Those with information can contact the Dane or Walworth county sheriff’s office. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can text “CRIMES” (274637) then begin your message with tip4wc followed by your tip, call 262-723-2677 or submit a tip here.

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