Tag: cold case
Police have solved, or are close to solving, a number of cases that have been cold for decades. Investigators are using new technology and research techniques and re-examining leads that previous investigators may have ignored.
Ethan Brown, a reporter who spent years investigating the murders of eight sex workers in Jennings, Louisiana and wrote the book 'Murder in the Bayou,' says there's credible evidence to suggest that several offenders have blood on their hands, and that Jefferson Davis Parish's own law enforcement may be implicated in the crimes.
True-crime writer Billy Jensen empowers readers to become citizen detectives, using social-media resources to identify uncaught criminals. He explains how he does this without interfering in police investigations and tells us about his book, 'Chase Darkness With Me.'
Ken Rex McElroy, a bully who menaced the farming community of Skidmore, Missouri for years, was shot and killed on July 10, 1981 outside a local bar. Witnessing the murder were McElroy's wife and dozens of local residents. Yet the gunman has never been identified.
Ever since 'Golden State Killer' suspect Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in April 2018 after being tracked down with the help of an online DNA database typically used for tracking genealogy, crime-solving via genetic genealogy has increased. Last year, investigators made more than 20 arrests in cold cases. But given that there are thousands of murders in America every year, of which 40 percent go unsolved, why aren't DNA databases being used to solve even more crimes?