Authorities Still Looking into Klunder in Evansdale Case


KIMT News 3 – Authorities in Waterloo say they are looking into a former North Iowan in connection to two murders.

Last July two young cousins from Evansdale, Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins were taken. Their bodies were found in December and investigators have yet to pin-point who is responsible.

Michael Klunder
Michael Klunder

Now, they are looking into 42-year-old Michael Klunder as a possible suspect. Authorities say Klunder kidnapped two girls last month near Dayton.

One escaped, the other 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard is still missing.

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Klunder killed himself before being questioned and police say they are looking into whether he was in Evansdale at the time of the cousin’s kidnapping.

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