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Solving Cold Cases
Solving Cold Cases

AIR DATE: March 22, 2011

Some murder cases lie unsolved for 20 or 30 years, gathering dust in a back room.  But the Metro Police Department is dusting off those files and tracking down suspects - suspects who think their crimes are long forgotten.  They've solved 9 cases in one year - one of the highest rates in the country.  But how do you solve a cold case?  How do you handle evidence that's 20 years old?  We talk to Metro's head of violent crimes, plus a DNA scientist, on how they're solving old cases, arresting suspects, and helping families lay ghosts to rest.
Lt. George Castro, violent crimes section, LVMPD
Kim Murga, DNA laboratory manager, LVMPD

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