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Gary Dean Hilfiker-Flora Rundle: Salt Lake City, UT., cold case solved

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Flora Rundle was a 71 -year-old elderly woman who was murdered in her Salt Lake City, UT., home in 1989. Her death was unsolved for over two decades until police nabbed convict Gary Dean Hilfiker, a 56-year-old man who is currently serving time in a Utah state correctional facility for the murder of his girlfriend in 1992, Fox News is reporting today.

Police made the announcement in a press conference. Gary Dean Hilfiker was formally charged for the Rundle murder earlier last month.

Salt Lake County police officers learned about the case after they were notified of a death. When officers arrived at 3518 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City, UT., they found the body of a nude elderly woman with stab wounds to the back and chest area.

The victim was identified as Flora Rundle, according to the Deseret News. An autopsy report concluded that the victim died as a result of multiple stab wounds. The coroner also found that the victim had fought with the killer.

The police investigation revealed that Flora Rundle was last seen talking to a person on her porch on October 19, 1989.

Rundle's body was initially found by family members after they went to check on the elderly woman when relatives were unable to make contact with her. The crime was especially shocking to neighbors who knew the woman. Police had no suspects in the case, initially.

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