It’s widely-considered as the most high-profile unsolved homicide case in Alberta.
Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook, 15, disappeared from her parents’ home in the Village of Standard, 35 years ago Friday.
Cook received a phone call from a man identifying himself as Bill Christensen, asking if she could babysit that night.
She agreed and arrangements were made.
She was picked up, but never seen alive again. Her body was found in the Chin Lake Reservoir, east of Lethbridge, two months later.
Her sister, Marnie Kathol, is still in disbelief.
“35 years and honestly, like nothing’s changed,” Kathol said in an interview with Global News on Thursday. “There’s nothing new. But it’s 35 years. 35 years. It’s shocking that we’re still sitting here 35 years later, still talking about it. With no more answers than we had 35 years ago, basically.”
Kathol says the family still grapples with what happened.
“There’s no acceptance in it,” Kathol continued. “There’s no closure if you want to use that word, but I don’t believe that even if we had the answers, there would be closure because she’s still gone. She’s still not here.”
While rumours have run rampant in the community, no charges have ever been laid.
“I miss what she’d be,” Kathol said. “I miss that she should be, she should be sitting at the table with us.”
According to the RCMP website, a $100,000 reward from the village is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. (twd, Newstalk770, Global News)