Fifteen-year-old Marilee Burt was walking home from school in her cheerleading outfit in 1970 when she disappeared. Her nude body was found the next day in Deer Creek Canyon. She had been knocked unconscious with a hit to the face, raped and strangled.
Howard Morton of Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons has counted a total of 1,250 unsolved murders in Colorado since 1970. The following cases, taken from FOHVAMP's web site, have all gone unsolved for at least 20 years. To learn more, go to www.unresolvedhomicides.org.