Minnesota Cold Cases: Suzanne Sayles

Investigative podcast Uncovering The Truth In Minnesota begins Season Three by looking into the unsolved murder and assault of Suzanne Sayles from 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 1972 Suzanne was found sexually assaulted and strangled in her Minneapolis studio apartment. She last talked with her mother on the phone about an hour before her murder. The next day, when she didn’t show up for work, Suzanne’s friend and a co-worker went to her apartment to check in on her. When they arrived they discovered her body. Suzanne’s family and friends believe she knew her killer.

Any one with information on the murder of Suzanne Sayles can call 911 or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at 1-877-996-6222 or email bca.coldcase@state.mn.us.

Suzanne Sayles was only 24 when she was murdered.

Izabel Johnson

Izabel has always had a passion for reading, writing, and solving mysteries. These passions, along with the support of her family, friends, and coffee, are the driving forces behind Izabel’s work in investigative journalism. When she is not working, she is most likely spending time with friends and family or unwinding with some Netflix or a good book. Izabel is a senior at the University of Minnesota Duluth and will graduate in December 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in communication.

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