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MISSING PERSONS

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Brian Guimond is among a league of parents and family members who have sat in the dark for decades, questioning whether there should be more transparency into missing persons and cold case investigations.
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In the latest episode of Dakota Spotlight, Forum Communications premier investigative true crime podcast, Bismarck Police continue to chase clues in the mysterious disappearance of Shelly Julson in 1994, and try to nail down the importance of several interesting sightings and reports.
This is the fourth story in a series about the disappearance of Sandra and John Jacobson. This bonus story gives a glimpse into the lives of Sandra and John, through the eyes of their family, before they vanished in November 1996. 
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Investigator Cliff Emmert stopped into bars, casinos, bingo halls and bowling alleys, seeking a better understanding of 26-year-old Shelly Julson's world. What he found raised some troubling questions about what might have happened to her.

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On August 2, 1994, 26-year-old Michelle "Shelly" Julson dropped off her young son at his paternal grandparents home so she could run some errands in Bismarck, North Dakota. She was expected back in just hours but never heard from again.
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The police file in this case, recently obtained by Forum News Service, reveals an initial investigation that failed to obtain information that could have shed light on Sandra Jacobson's relationship -- and life in general -- in the days and weeks before she vanished from Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1996.
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A Forum News Service exclusive, from the full police case file: A re-investigation by the Bismarck Police Department into the disappearance of a mother and son explored the possibility of foul play, tracked phone and insurance records, and led to increasingly pointed questions for a family member.
Items found in a park along the Mississippi River in Stearns County led to a three-day search for missing 6-year-old Elle Ragin, of Northfield. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is asking residents along the Mississippi River to keep an eye and report any items that may be related to the search.
The police file from this case, recently obtained by Forum News Service, reveals what Bismarck Police Department found when it reinvestigated the case of Sandra and John Jacobson: an initial missing persons investigation that left key questions unanswered, vital evidence unaccounted for and potential suspects cut loose.
Jodi Huisentruit was 27 when she disappeared 27 years ago on June 27, 1995.

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Four-year-old Hickle Harley Ware went missing from Bungo Township in 1938, and no trace of him was ever found despite an exhaustive search.
Austin Retterath had been missing since May 8.
A key piece of evidence in this case stemmed from the discovery of Pamela Dunn's engagement ring.

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