WITHOUT A NET
Unidentified human remains add up to some 4,400 new cases every year. When the manner of death is determined a homicide, bringing the case to a successful resolution and the murder to justice is nearly impossible.
However, when identity can be established, life segments begin to congeal, possible suspects are established and through the process of elimination a prime suspect emerges.
That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Sometimes it doesn’t.
As investigators build their case, there are times when the simplest of requests are the hardest to fulfill, the best of intentions leading to the worst of conclusions. At times like this investigators can find themselves out there edging their way across a high-wire and working without a net.