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Death of Waterloo woman shot while driving remains a mystery

Facing north at the west side of the Highway 218 bridge over the Cedar River. Photographed Monday, April 29, 2019, in Waterloo, Iowa.
Facing north at the west side of the Highway 218 bridge over the Cedar River. Photographed Monday, April 29, 2019, in Waterloo, Iowa.
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WATERLOO, Iowa — Iowa investigators are working to determine who fatally shot a woman while she was driving in April.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports no arrests have been made yet in the April 28 death of Micalla Rettinger. She was a former softball player at the University of Northern Iowa who was driving home from work at a bar with two passengers when the shooting happened.

Rettinger died and one passenger was hurt in the shooting that happened in a remote area between Waterloo and Cedar Falls on Highway 218.

Police Maj. Joe Leibold says the bullet and other evidence were recently sent to a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms lab for additional testing.

Rettinger was from Lenexa, Kansas. She had been living in Waterloo since graduating in 2016 from college.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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