Fixing America’s Cold Case Crisis

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Nearly 249,000 U.S. murders since 1980 have gone unsolved. Photo of crime scene mural by Tom Hilton via Flickr

Since 1980, the U.S. has recorded 248,933 unsolved homicides, and the number is growing ominously each year. An expert on cold-case investigations writes that a forthcoming federal "Best Practices Guide” offers a path forward—if police are willing to take it . . .

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