Grieving family of Micalla Rettinger asks shooter to please come forward

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We are now hearing from the family of the woman who was shot and killed while driving early Sunday morning on Highway 218.

25-year-old Micalla Rettinger’s grieving dad and stepmom are speaking up. As police continue to investigate, Rettinger’s family struggles with their loss.

Rettinger’s dad, Steve Rettinger, says if the person who did this is remorseful, he would forgive them. He says he woke up early in the morning on Sunday, right around the time his daughter was killed.

He and Rettinger’s stepmom spoke about her final moments. Steve Rettinger says, “She pulled over the vehicle, over to the side of the road, so nobody else died.”

Rettinger’s stepmom saying, “She was an amazing girl taken way too soon, and we just need help to know who did this.”

The Rettingers were interviewed by our NBC affiliate in Kansas City. Meanwhile, KWWL spoke with Black Hawk County Conservation.

They say the area near where the shooting happened is not known for illegal hunting activity.

Black Hawk County Conservation Executive Director Mike Hendrickson says, “No one remembers a time when any of us were called down there that there was illegal hunting or there were shots being fired or anything like that, so we have just never come across that with our experience.”

The area around the bridge where this happened is the north side of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Hendrickson says this is not a public hunting area. He also says most hunting seasons are closed right now.

Amanda Gilbert

Amanda Gilbert

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