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15 years after abduction and murder, Dru Sjodins memory is not forgotten

Nov 20, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Dru Sjodin was a woman who could easily represent someone in anyone's life - a daughter, a sister, a best friend, the girl next door.

It's one of the reasons her abduction on Nov. 22, 2003, from a mall parking lot in Grand Forks has resonated so strongly with those who heard her story, said East Grand Forks, Minn., Police Chief Michael Hedlund.

"You can picture her as someone in your life," he said.

The University of North Dakota student from Pequot Lakes, M...