Nearly 30 years ago, a mother of three was bludgeoned to death with a bowling pin in her Garden Grove, Ca., home. The case never was solved, but police have teamed up with a new reality television show that uses psychics to help solve crimes, reports the Los Angeles Times. Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield said he was skeptical, “but it has opened some doors for us.” He would not disclose how the psychics had helped, citing the ongoing investigation and a confidentiality agreement with the Discovery Channel series “Sensing Murder.”
The 90-minute show has been a hit in Australia. Each show reconstructs a decades-old murder using forensic evidence and interviews with those involved in the investigation. Psychics try to come up with fresh clues. The California woman who owns the house where the murder took place has allowed psychics spend more than 80 hours there. The episode is scheduled to be broadcast in the U.S. in the fall.