Episode 37

UNSOLVED–Anita Knutson

December 9, 2019   Tags: , ,
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Anita Knutson:
18-year-old Anita Knutson was in between her freshman and sophomore year at Minot State University when someone took her from her family and friends. 

The weekend of June 2nd, 2007, Anita's family didn't hear from Anita. Her parents and siblings were very close to Anita. When they couldn't reach her, it was reason for concern.

Anita's father Gordon travelled from their home in Butte, North Dakota to Minot to check on Anita on June 4th. He knocked on the door of her 4th Street apartment several times with no answer.

He asked the manager to let him in. Initially the manager refused. But going around to Anita's bedroom window, a maintenance man pointed out a slashed screen on the ground.

Gordon could see Anita's body through the window. The manager opened the door and they discovered Anita's body in her bedroom.

Minot Police Department began their investigation. Anita had been stabbed multiple times. The murder weapon was located in the sink-a pocket knife. 

Then law enforcement began looking into those in Anita's life. First at her roommate, who she'd been having problems with. But she had an alibi.

The apartment complex Anita lived in had construction workers present during the days before her murder. The police interviewed as many of them as possible and also took DNA samples. 

A witness reported seeing a man running from the area. The police quickly released a sketch, but by the end of the day the man was ruled out. He was just a jogger who happened to be in the area.

Minot Police Department have two new detectives on Anita's case. We are hoping that the Minot Police Department will let us help facilitate whatever help they need with the DNA in Anita’s case.

But beyond that we are looking for anyone with information on Anita’s case. So even if you think the police already have the information, please reach out. It’s been 12 years, maybe a new or revisited tip is all that is needed to solve this very solvable case. If you have any information about this case, please contact us.


1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not post side by side photos.
3. Do not contact any family members.
4. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.