The Knox County Sheriff’s office of Ohio recently solved the October 30, 1966 murder of Linda Kohlmier. All the old evidence was found in 1998 and the case was re-opened. Unfortunately, the DNA profile they got from the evidence matched a man who died of natural causes in 1997. I hate the idea of murderers getting to live out their lives (I don’t support the death penalty, but I want them in jail). Apparently he had a record from 1959 to 1983 of attacking women.
That doesn’t take away from the fact that the Knox County Sheriff’s office made the effort, even though the case was decades old. Linda Kohlmier was only 19-years-old. So, good work detectives! I wonder if a request from a family member made them start looking for those records in 1998? Here’s a brief news report on the case. [The link I had is now broken.]