Ursula M. Miltenberger

Ursula Marie Miltenberger (June 13, 1954 – March 6, 1977) was a 22-year-old Springfield woman who was abducted, raped, beaten, and stabbed to death by serial rapist and murderer Montie R. Rissell in Burke on March 6, 1977.[1][2]

Miltenberger, one of 12 children of James E. and Mary A. Miltenberger, grew up in Ridgely, West Virginia and had graduated from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown the previous year with a degree in computer science.[1] She had had graduated from Bishop Walsh High School in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1972 and then attended the Potomac State College of West Virginia University junior college in Keyser, where she studied computer technology.[3][4]

She had moved to the Washington D.C. metro area for work, and worked as a bill collector at the Capital Credit Corporation in Alexandria and a management trainee at a McDonald's in Lincolnia.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Body Found In Fairfax Identified." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 2. Mar 08 1977. ProQuest. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
  2. Seaberry, Jane. "Rissell Confesses to Fatal Stabbing of Fairfax Woman." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Sep 30 1977. ProQuest. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
  3. "Police Questioning Suspect In Murder." The Cumberland News 14 May 1977: 20. Newspaper Archive. NewspaperArchive.com. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
  4. Lewis, Loretta, ed. Catamount: Time Is Relevant. Keyser, WV: Potomac State College of West Virginia University, 1974. Internet Archive. Internet Archive. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. 1974 Potomac State College of West Virginia University Yearbook