Sat 9:15 pm: Homicide investigations often a team effort

Naming a homicide suspect is one thing.

Building a case that moves investigators from the crime scene to a courtroom is another, explained Gary Hetzel, an investigator with the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Even after you find the person you believe did it, you still have to work the case. You have to build it, collect the evidence, work the evidence, talk to people, put all the pieces together. It can take a lot of leg work and a lot of time,” he said.

Hetzel is part of the Trumbull County Homicide Investigation and Prosecution Unit. He said the team has been working steadily to close the county’s open homicide cases including six from last year.

Read the whole story in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.