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North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Cold Case Files

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation works with law enforcement agencies across the state on unsolved missing person and homicide cases. These cases are referred to the Cold Case unit by the law enforcement agency. These case files get harder to solve with every day that passes.

Your assistance could make the difference. If you have information about any of these cases, please contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 701-328-5500.

Help us bring these criminals to justice!



1962 Larry Phebus Homicide McKenzie
1968 Donna Michalenko Missing Person McLean
1972 Lora Jean Dugan Homicide Billings
1974 Daniel Erick Johnson Homicide Renville
1978 William Wolf, Jr. Homicide Cass
1981 Barbara Louise Cotton Missing Person Williams
1981 Clifton Wendell Marsh Homicide Ramsey
1991 Joseph Anderson Homicide Stutsman
1993 Kristin Joy Diede Missing Person Logan
1993 Robert Anderson Missing Person Logan
1994 Ronald S. Johnson Homicide Rolette
1994 Michelle M. Julson Missing Person Burleigh
1995 Talmadge Patton Missing Person McKenzie
1996 Sandra M. Jacobson Missing Person Burleigh
2007 Anita M. Knutson Homicide Ward


The above case index includes all cases referred to the Cold Case Unit. If a missing person or homicide case does not appear above, please contact the originating local law enforcement agency.