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Iowa Cold Case: Who murdered Lisa Peak?

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WAVERLY (KWWL) -

"It's been 40 years. It's about time for it to just be resolved," said Meredith van Benthuysen, Lisa Peak's sister.

Peak was a sophomore journalism student at Wartburg College. As a Wartburg college journalism alum, perhaps, that's why I was so interested in her story. 

Heck, I even lived in the same dorm as Peak lived in. When speaking with Peak's sister, she even mention to me that I'm living the life maybe her sister would have been living. 

It's a case that has stuck with me for several years, but I'm not the only one bothered by this cold case.

Peak was last seen leaving campus and walking toward the shopping center. Her body was later found in a ditch outside of town. She was naked, raped, and murdered.

Peak was only 19 years old. 

In the years that followed, Peak's parents searched for answers. Here is a letter written by them, in hopes it would run in the Waverly Democrat Newspaper.   

Although, it's been nearly 40 years since Peak death, police are still looking for her killer. 

Tune in tonight on the KWWL news at 10:00 to hear where investigators are at with the case. 

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