CORALVILLE — A 36-year-old Coralville homicide case will be featured this weekend on a cable true crime series.
On The Case With Paula Zahn will feature the episode A Murder In Coralville Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. on the Investigation Discovery Channel. The episode will explore the death of 22-year-old Vicki L. Klotzbach.
According to Coralville news release, Klotzbach was reported missing on Oct. 20, 1981. Her body was found three days later in a vacant field in rural Coralville. Klotzbach had been shot and sexually assaulted.
While a team of Coralville, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office officers investigated the case for more than 18 months, it would be decades before the case was closed. Thanks to DNA testing that became available in 1996, Richard Dodd was convicted of Klotzbach’s murder in September 2003.
Retired Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness, retired DCI agent John Smith and Klotzbach’s brother and sister-in-law were interviewed for the episode.
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