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Hour 60 - Precious Doe
In the summer of 2005, a tip call leads police to discover the truth about the murder of a little girl known only as "Precious Doe". Police attribute the solving of this case to media attention, without it they say the identity of "Precious Doe" would have remained a mystery and her killers would have remained at large.
On April 28, 2001, police search a secluded, wooded area in Kansas City, MO and make a gruesome discovery. They find the headless, battered corpse of a young African American girl who locals christen "Precious Doe." Three days later a volunteer finds Precious Doe's head wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped in the woods. Investigators are stunned that a child so young could be dead but not reported missing. A massive investigation unfolds as detectives circulate sketches of the girl, and enlist the help of forensic anthropologists to recreate her face, in the hopes that someone will recognize her.
After four years of media attention, including numerous airings of Cold Case Files, a tip helped police identify Precious Doe as Erica Michelle Maria Green. In May of 2005, the girl's mother, Michelle Johnson, and stepfather, Harrel Johnson, were charged with her murder.
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Hour 96 - Rumors of Murder
In February of 2004, Christine Hickman was watching Cold Case Files when she was reminded of her cousin's disappearance. Inspired by the show, Christine calls police and helps solve the mystery of a murder.
In February of 2004, Christine Hickman watches Cold Case Files and is reminded of her cousin, Julie Hill. Hickman phones family members and asks about the mystery surrounding Hill's 1980 disappearance. Hickman soon starts hearing the Rumors of Murder. Family members suspect Julie Hill's abusive boyfriend had something to do with the Hill's disappearance. Hickman takes matters into her own hands and calls to police.
Detectives speak with Hill's family and learn that Bloomer was digging a hole in his backyard shortly before Hill vanished. When detectives question Bloomer, he appears nervous and shuts down. A search warrant is issued on Bloomer's house, and the digging begins. While the dig itself is fruitless, the pressure of the investigation pushes Bloomer to talk. With videotape rolling, Bloomer open up and reveals the truth of what happened to Julie Hill 24 years earlier.