INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana law enforcement officers are hoping that a pack of playing cards will help solve cold cases from around the state.
The Indiana Department of Correction, the Indiana State Police and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released a third edition of the Indiana Cold Case Homicides Playing Cards Tuesday.
The deck profiles 52 cold cases and they're being distributed throughout Indiana's 25 prisons. The cards will be the only deck available for purchase by the inmates.
Each playing card features information on an unsolved murder or missing persons case and a photo of the victim. The aim of the project is to create an awareness of these unsolved cases in the prison population and encourage offenders to provide information that might help solve the cases. Officials hope the cards jog inmate memories or provide a clue that, when combined with other information, might provide the break investigators need to solve a case.
Members of the public who would like to provide information on the victim of a cold case homicide or missing persons case, or who would like to have a case reviewed for inclusion in a future release of the deck, may contact the Indiana Department of Correction at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have information about any case in this deck or a case that does not appear in this deck, please dial the Indiana State Police Hotline 1 (800) 453-4756.