Linda Walker of Ideal Township lost her daughter, Dru Sjodin, to a rapist and mu

Linda’s next chapter: What happens to Dru’s killer?


IDEAL TOWNSHIP — Linda Walker has fielded more than her fair share of personal losses.

Her daughter, Dru Sjodin, a 2000 Pequot Lakes High School graduate, was abducted, raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender on Nov. 22, 2003.

Since that time Walker has lost her father and mother-in-law. In July, she lost her mother.

She then watched the health of her husband — her “rock” — Sid Walker, rapidly decline after her mother died and she lost him, too, on Sept. 4.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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