COLUMBUS (AP) - A new emphasis on Ohio's more than 5,000 cold-case homicides will include the listing of cases on the attorney general's website and help from state crime experts to crack them.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the plan today in Mercer County in western Ohio. Two of the cold cases occurred there, including the 2011 slayings of a 70-year-old man and his 47-year-old daughter who were bound with duct tape and shot.
In addition to listing cold cases on the Ohio Attorney General's website, local authorities can now tap into the expertise of investigators at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
State officials plan symposiums on unsolved homicides around the state next year to educate local law enforcement on the effort.