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Five years after Micalla Rettinger passed away, fundraisers were conducted in her honor



Cedar Falls, Iowa – Five years have passed since Micalla Rettinger, 25, was shot and died while traveling home with her companion and lover on April 28, 2024.

The former UNI softball player was shot through the car window while traveling on Highway 218 between Waterloo and Cedar Falls. It is thought that the attack was random. Although he was struck as well, her lover lived.

There haven’t been any arrests since her passing in 2019. The town is still in shock by the tragedy five years later, and fundraisers are being held in her honor.

This past weekend, Mulligan’s in Cedar Falls gave the scholarship established in Micalla’s honor a quarter of their pizza sales proceeds. They sold 175 pizzas and raised $800.

Exam proceeds this week at the Kimball and Beecher clinics will also benefit the scholarship fund. According to Micalla’s relatives, she was enrolled in school to become a dentist.

You can learn more about the Kansas City native’s ongoing contributions to the community here.

The authorities are still looking into her death. A $58,000 prize is being offered by Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers for information that results in an arrest.