In the Chicago Tribune today, Dawn Nile's sister, Heather, talked about how the family tried to investigate Dawn's murder twelve years ago on their own. They didn't get far by trying to investigate on their own. A family friend urged the local state's attorney to get involved and two years ago, they began investigating the case, interviewing several of the Hinsdale South students who knew Dawn.
Heather said, in the Chicago Tribune:
"Someone does something horrible to your family -- how long does it take to get over that?" Hunziker said. "I know the answer: It's never."
I know that many of the students did not forget Dawn, as her name came up several times over the years. This morning, I received an email from a Hinsdale South student who saw her picture in the Sun Times.
"God, I forgot how pretty she was..." he said.