Family wants State police to take over cold case killing of 23-year-old EMU student

10-years later, the family of 23-year-old Julia Niswender is still searching for answers after she was found dead in a Ypsilanti apartment.

"It’s extremely hard to go about your day," said Kim Turnquist, the victim's mother. "I often stare outside, and you know, just think of her and breakdown.

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Julia was a student at Eastern Michigan University. She was found in her off-campus apartment — drowned in her bathtub and her wrists bound.

On Sunday, family and friends gathered at Julia’s grave site to honor her and mark the ten-year anniversary of her passing.

"She was always the life of the party, so much so that at times it was hard for me to get a word in; we had a bond like no other; she was my best friend," said Jennifer Niswender, Julia's twin sister.

Jennifer and Kim now working with Lindsay Turner, who is from a victim advocacy group. While she’s not trained in law enforcement, she helped solve her sister-in-law’s murder case. Egypt Covington was found shot in the head in her Van Buren Township Home in 2017.

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"If somebody tells you no, go to somebody else, someone is going to listen to you," said Lindsay Turner.

After ten years and no arrests in the case, the family has a simple request.

"We want the Michigan State Police to have Julia’s case, more resources than Ypsilanti police does,"