They’re called cold cases because police haven’t been able to solve them for a significant period of time. But don’t think for a minute that they aren’t on the minds of officers and families.
Police departments would love to solve the crime and bring closure to the case and those involved. If police get a tip in one of the cases, they jump on it, review it and pursue it as far as needed.
The Daily Journal recently profiled five Johnson County cases that so far have stumped investigators. But in each case, they hold out hope that a bit of publicity will jar someone’s memory or pique someone’s conscience, and they’ll get the small bit of information that will allow them to put the case to rest.