Somebody murdered 15-year-old Stephanie Bauman 42 years ago. Today, police are still on the hunt for a Colorado killer.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), investigators from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) discovered Bauman's remains in a ditch near Country Road 173 and US 36 on October 28, 1980.

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Police noticed bruising on her body, but that wasn't what killed her. Instead, they believe her attacker abandoned her in the ditch, leaving her to die of hypothermia.

FOX31 reports that Bauman's killer had stripped her of her clothes. Officers found them piled up around a mile away from her remains.

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The station notes that Bauman was staying in a group home for "severely troubled kids who had nowhere to go." Two weeks before her death, she allegedly ran away from the home; however, she had been trying to connect with family members living out of state.

"The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office are working to solve this cold case murder," said FOX31 reporter Digital Dara in a Friday (Oct. 28) report. "Her case is still unsolved today. They've collected DNA evidence but [have] no suspect information."

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If you have any information about this case, law enforcement asks that you reach out to ACSO by calling (303) 395-4711 or by emailing

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