After 50 Years, Can Tess Hilt’s Killer Ever Be Unmasked?

The young co-ed was brutally murdered in Missouri in 1973 and although there are various theories about it, no suspect was ever charged.

Verity Partington
Veritas True Crime
Published in
6 min readNov 9, 2023

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A pictuire of murder victim Teresa Hilt
Tess Hilt, murdered in 1973 (Image via Facebook tribute page)

It was the summer of 1973, and Teresa Sue Hilt — Tess to all who knew her — was a 22-year-old post-graduate at Northwest Missouri State…

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Verity Partington
Veritas True Crime

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