People v. Masters

The Black Dahlia murder case is nationally infamous, but few know of a similar, but unrelated, Colorado crime that took place in February 1987.  Peggy Hettrick was found in a field in southern Fort Collins, and, like the Black Dahlia, was initially thought to be a mannequin by the bicyclist who uncovered the body. The crime launched a national conversation on false imprisonment and the failure of the state justice system as well as a statewide conversation about preserving DNA evidence, even after a case has been officially “closed.” According to coroner reports, Hettrick died from a st

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