MARSHALLTOWN (AP) - The beating death of an elderly woman in her Marshalltown home remains unsolved a decade later.
Assistant police chief Brian Batterson was a detective when he investigated the August 2001 death of 73-year-old Ila Mae Clark. He said that someone knows something about the crime and he holds out hope for justice.
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Clark was found beaten to death in her home and about $500 was missing. An autopsy showed she died of multiple head injuries.
Police never found a murder weapon and never named a suspect in the case.
Batterson says there was some suspicion of a couple staying at a hotel in the area at the time but police couldn't find evidence connecting them to the killing.
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