Every unsolved murder committed in New South Wales (Australia) since the ’70s will be re-examined in a major announcement by the Unsolved Homicide Unit.
The Daily Telegraph has an exclusive front page story saying police are reviewing up to 500 cases because of new technology, availability of witnesses and whether lines of inquiry were not followed up properly.
The first 20 cold cases will be reviewed this week by fresh sets of eyes outside the homicide squad.
“Every case is going to get reviewed and I’m sorry to the families if their case is less solvable than others. It’s not forgotten and it will be looked at again and again,” NSW Police homicide commander Detective Superintendent Scott Cook told The Daily Telegraph. “I think most families will understand that we have to work on evidence and if the evidence isn’t there — we could spend a lifetime searching for evidence that just isn’t there.”
You can read the full story HERE (behind a paywall), including a look at some of there highest profile unsolved cases in NSW.