Saturday, June 30, 2010, marked the 23th anniversary of the kidnapping and brutal slaying of Anita Carlson. Anita Carlson, a 22-year-old Bemidji State University student, was working the late shift at Pete’s Place, gas station/convenience store, West of Bemidji on Highway 2, on the evening of June 30, 1987. Customers last saw her there just after 11 p.m. The next day, the morning manager discovered the store in disarray and Carlson’s car still parked behind the store. On July 5, her body was found in a wooded area outside Bemidji. She had been brutally raped and murdered.
Up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the murder of Anita Carlson through the Spotlight on Crime Organization.