For the last month or so, every time I blink, someone or something from the distant past resurfaces, and the timing isn’t right for Saturn return — but the good news is that it’s usually good news, reconnecting has been good. Today, though, it was a sad memory. Joli Truelson resurfaced, I knew her through friends back in junior and senior high school. Her family owned Porky’s, then Nora’s and now Tryg’s. She was murdered while hitchiking on a summer evening at the age of 16, and her killer was never caught. Now, 33 years later, her family has offered a $50,000 reward. Here’s the article:

Unsolved murder wears on Minneapolis mother

A quote of her mother’s view of her triggered some memories, though I’d couch it quite differently! She said:

“Joli was artistic,” Truelson said. “She had a flair for the ridiculous.”

Minneapolis police are reviewing the file, and if you have information, call them at 612-692-8477 (TIPS).

2 Responses to “Joli Truelson – Still looking for her killer 33 years later”

  1. Teresa De Vere Smith Says:

    Hello,I am Joli’s friend,we met in jr.High.We did a few things that we shouldn’t have. One thing was hitch hiking. I am not proud of it,it was not smart or safe. We had made a promise not to do it alone but I guess we did sometimes.I was hitching one day to meet Joli at a hospital in St Paul and the guy that stopped for me was driving a large gold luxury car with gold interior.He was a much older man. He locked all the doors so I could not get out and grabbed me and tried to make me do falatio with a knife at my neck,but I told him that if he killed me that God would not let him get away! He let me go,but he said I will get your friend. I haven’t told very many people about that day. Maybe that guy killed Joli,I don’t know. Sincerely Teresa Joli’s friend.

  2. Monica Magnan Says:

    Teresa…you need to contact the police about what you experienced. You say you have not shared this info about that day,but you need to. Call crime stoppers or the cops and tell them everything. You owe it to Joli and her family.

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