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Police in Savannah aim to uncover new leads in cold cases

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A handful of retired police investigators have taken new oaths for a tough new assignment - cracking Savannah's long list of unsolved homicide cases.

Lt. David Barefield is the Savannah-Chatham County detective in charge of a newly designated cold-case unit. He says the new unit will dig through every known unsolved case and review every file and every single lead.

The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/2cjzdwA) that the list includes 97 open cases since 2004, when the old Savannah and Chatham County police departments merged into the combined agency that operates today.

There are also unsolved homicides in paper records dating back to the 1960s, though it wasn't known exactly how many.

Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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