HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Some law enforcement officers got to examine news ways to solve cold cases in their department.
Jim Adcock with the center for the resolution of unresolved crime hosted a cold case seminar at the Holiday Inn in Hattiesburg as a way to give new ideas, concepts and strategies in dealing with unsolved crimes.
Adcock says nationally, 62 to 63 percent of major crimes are solved each year leaving surviving families of the remaining cases left with little or no closure.
"If they can just pick up just one thing whether it's an interview strategy or it's an investigative strategy that will help them do a better job then that's all I'm asking. Just give them the extra tool to work with beyond what we see in DNA and so forth," said Adcock.
Adcock says it's important for law enforcement to use eery means available, even looking to university programs and students.