Her sister's murderer remained a mystery to her for 42 years.

Detectives arrived at Irene Wilkowitz's apartment in Rhode Island to inform her what they had learned.

The last time police came to her door, she was 17 and they informed her that they had found her sister's body, which she had never heard of.

On Long Island's South Shore, her body was found dumped in a nearby yard.

Throughout her life, Wilkowitz had gone to college, married and had two children before divorcing and moving away from Long Island. 

She attempted to keep her expectations in check while she awaited their response.

There were detectives who said that they were attempting.

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