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Rochester police and the FBI develop a profile of the killer to aid in the investigation.
The reward increases to $100,000 after a group of concerned citizens in Albert Lea, where Sorensen grew up, raise additional money.
The city of Rochester offers a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Sorenson's death.
Twenty-four hour police guard removed from Sorensen's house as authorities complete their processing of the scene.
Police Chief Roger Peterson and Capt. Brian Winters meet with the media to say there is a public safety concern due to the murder and to ask the public for help.
April Sorensen's body is discovered at 12:30 p.m. at her northwest Rochester home after a repair man noticed smoke coming from a window. Sorensen was strangled and stabbed in the chest before her body was burned, authorities would later say.