MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The District Attorney’s Office picked up homicide cases with the hopes of bringing justice to families.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said her office is working to get peace for families affected in homicide cases that have gone cold.
“Look and see if we can identify who these offenders are, apprehend them, bring them to justice and bring closure to these families,” said Weirich.
According to Weirich, since the spread of COVID-19 and offices being limited, there was a slowdown in court proceedings and other business.
“So prosecutors found more hours in the day, and wanting to do what they can to help public safety,” Weirich said. “We came up with the idea of reviewing cold-case homicide files to help the Memphis Police Department.”
Over the past two weeks, assistants picked up more than 180 cold case homicide files to look through while working from home.
Weirich said it was a rare opportunity to look for names, small details and any other information that might lead to solving cases.
“If we can bring closure to even one of these families out of these almost 200, it’s worth the effort,” Weirich said.
As they break down cases in hopes of getting answers, they said the smallest tip could help make the biggest difference in getting justice.
Anyone who has any information on any homicide case should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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