A law enforcement cold case is a police investigation where all leads have been exhausted. A case only a few months old basically turns into one. I love documentaries on the subject.

Plans to partner with the Detroit Crime Commission could help police in Lansing solve decades old murder cases according to wane.com. This will be great for families struggling with the loss of a loved one that was a victim of a violent crime.

Detroitnews.com says this is good news for some folks.

Attention needs to be given to unsolved cases because for families there is an absence of justice, Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green said. Sheri Pruitt, whose 17-year-old son was slain in 2014, said the initiative is exciting and hopes it will bring answers and closure to her family. Her son, Richard, was struck after someone fired shots into the family’s home, Pruitt said.

As I said, I love crime shows and police dramas, and the cold case file documentaries are great because DNA and many new procedures have been developed over the years. One case I remember was 52 years old. A Seattle murder case that was the oldest ever solved using genealogy. That's fascinating to me.

One cold case drama that was awesome ran 2003 to 2010 on CBS. The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective Kathryn Morris has her solving "cold cases," older crimes that have never been solved. I bet you can still stream this show on some apps.

What are some of your favorite TV crime shows or movies?

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