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UNSOLVED PARLANTE MURDER

5 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2002

4200 SW 53rd Court, Dania Beach
(formerly unincorporated Fort Lauderdale)

On the fifth anniversary of her death, the family of a 71-year-old murder victim is holding a vigil at the scene of the crime, hoping to generate the lead that detectives need to catch her killer.

The family, including members who traveled to Broward County from Connecticut, has made the vigil an annual observance. Olga Parlante was an elderly widow who lived alone in ground floor apartment 3. On March 13, 1997, Mrs. Parlante was strangled and her home was ransacked. The investigation by the BSO Homicide Unit is ongoing and detectives remain committed to finding the killer and bringing him to justice.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Broward Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit at (954) 321-4210 or CrimeStoppers at 493-TIPS. As always, callers can remain anonymous and collect a cash reward.

Media Note: Photos of Mrs. Parlante and further information is available at a memorial Internet site at http://murdervictims.com/Voices/Olga_Parlante.htm

This report by:

Jim Leljedal / Media Relations
3/13/02 2:45 p.m

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