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GONE COLD | '10-year-old girl who's snatched up' over 30 years ago in Waco, case remains unsolved

"If anybody knows anything about it, if they know who the killer is, if they had a conversation with a killer and they admitted to it... I'd like to talk to them."

Melissa Guz

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Published: 5:12 PM CDT September 28, 2022
Updated: 11:40 PM CDT September 28, 2022

It’ll be 33 years this October since 10-year-old Sheila Renae Finch was found murdered in Speegleville Park near Lake Waco.

Her body was found fully clothed at the edge of the water. Beneath that clothing were multiple stab wounds.

“She’s found ... just dead and she’s wearing the same clothing that she was wearing when she left grandma’s house,” said Detective Michael Alston with the Waco Police Department.

But who killed her? That’s the question Waco police are still trying to figure out more than three decades after her brutal murder. But perhaps, recent DNA testing will soon help crack this cold case.

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