On July 24th, 1979 Rose Ann Hlavka returned to her apartment at 1811 NW Couch Street, #103 at approx 10 pm after working her shift at a nearby McDonalds. Rose Ann shared her apartment with her sister, Anna Marie Hlavka. After calling for her sister and receiving no response, Rose Ann looked into the bedroom and found her sisters body. It was immediately apparent that Anna had been strangled and may have been sexually assaulted.
Anna Marie Hlavka was a 20 year old white female who was described by those who knew her as being a well mannered young lady. She had no criminal record and was not involved in any criminal activity. She was living with her boyfriend and they were talking about getting married. She worked various jobs, the latest at McDonalds. She was last seen alive on July 24th, 1979 by a friend and co-worker at approx 5 pm outside her apartment building.
Numerous subjects were interviewed by Detectives at the time. No suspects were developed.
If you or anyone you know may have information regarding this homicide you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-4357.