Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Fighting for closure to Marshall cold cases

Fighting for closure to Marshall cold cases

By Chenelle Terry |
Marshall Police are working to bring closure to local families affected by cold cases. 
Mystery Monday is  a part of two new programs the department started to fight crime.  
Chief Jesus "Eddie" Campa say community members voiced complaints about cold cases in Marshall when he started in 2014 because they didn't feel like enough was being done to help solve them. 
Campa decided to kick start Mystery Monday, a program where investigators tape videos with information related to murder or missing person cases, then post them to YouTube and share them with the media.

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Demetria McFarland's brother, Anthony "Boogie" Thomas, was killed in June 2004. The case went cold, but after about ten years, police were able to get an indictment. 
McFarland says Marshall PD's efforts means a lot.
"This is something that's sparking hope back in some of these cold cases. This is something that's showing these families that Chief Campa and the police department do care."
The trial for Thomas' alleged killer is set for July. 
The Marshall police department has 12 more cold cases to solve. 
Anyone with information on the cases highlighted they may call The Criminal Investigations Bureau at
(903) 935-4540 or (903) 935-4575.
You can also call Marshall-Harrison County Crimestoppers at (903) 935-9969.

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