This is what came in after today’s #cclivechat. Let’s see if we can collect more newspaper articles and shed a light on Teresa Sue Hilt’s case.
Case: Teresa Sue Hilt was found murdered on August 4, 1973. She had been beaten, raped, stabbed, and strangled to death. Her remains were found in her off campus apartment in Maryville, Missouri. Tess was found face down on her bed under a neatly arranged sheet. She was stabbed in the chest and lower abdomen area. Her panty hose was tied around her neck and her wrists bound with shoelaces. A paring knife taken from her own kitchen was found cupped in her hand.
Tess was attending Northwest Missouri State College. She was a music major and pursued a post graduate psychology degree. Sgt. Wright was convinced that the killer was a woman because the scene had been cleaned up and Tess’ dead body was covered with a sheet. He saw it as something a woman would do. Covering Tess is a very personal act that could have been done by both a female or male killer. To me it indicates the killer knew their victim. Tess’ travel checks were found in the parking lot and her billfold was found near the rail tracks, both to the south of the apartment complex.
If you have any information that can help the Maryville Police Department to solve the crime please contact Dir. K. Wood at 1-660-562-3209. There is a reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction in this case.