Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.
QUESTION: In or around 1969 or 1970, a nurse by the name of Judith Ann Hakari was kidnapped in the late evening from the parking lot of Sutter Memorial Hospital. Her body was found in a shallow grave in Weimar. Were there any arrests made in connection with this crime?
Submitted by: Nancy, Carmichael
ANSWER: The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department website lists the death of Judith Ann Hakari as one of the homicide cases being re-evaluated by its Cold Case Investigations Unit.
Hakari, a 23-year-old nurse, was last seen leaving work at Sutter Memorial Hospital at 11:30 p.m. March 7, 1970. She never made it to her apartment, but her vehicle was found in her apartment complex parking lot at Alta Arden and Markston Way. Investigators believe she was abducted from the parking lot.
On April 25, 1970, hikers who paused to look at an old mine near Weimar in Placer County were startled to see a human knee protruding from the ground. Investigators dug up Hakari's body. She reportedly had been beaten and strangled.
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