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December 22, 2014

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Henderson Police looking for new clues in unsolved slaying

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Henderson Police Department

A picture of Diane Hietbrink, 58, who was found dead of multiple stab wounds in her Henderson home on the evening of Sept. 25, 1996. Since then, no one has been charged in Hietbrink’s death, police said.

Diane Hietbrink's Cold Case

A card with handwriting believed to have belonged to Diane Hietbrink. Hietbrink, 58, was found dead of multiple stab wounds in her Henderson home on the evening of Sept. 25, 1996. Since then, no one has been charged in relation to Hietbrinks death, police said. Launch slideshow »

Though the 1996 slaying of Diane Hietbrink of Henderson has remained unsolved for 17 years, police haven’t closed their investigation.

Last month, detectives resubmitted all evidence from the case for additional DNA testing, and are asking for the public’s help in uncovering new information about the case.

Hietbrink, 58, was found dead of multiple stab wounds in her home on the evening of Sept. 25, 1996, but nobody has ever been arrested.

Henderson police review all unsolved murders to try to find new evidence and often reinterview witnesses, Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said.

“No murder case is ever closed until it is solved,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said in a statement. “We want to bring the killers to justice and we want to give the families of the victims some measure of closure.”

Witnesses in the area reported seeing a Hispanic man in his early 20s leave the rear of the house and get on a bus the day of the slaying. He was last seen wearing a blue and white buttoned-down shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henderson Police at 702-267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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