Unsolved Homicide Cases To Be Investigated By State Police

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BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police has created a statewide unit to investigate unsolved homicides and violent crimes cases.

Col. Kerry A. Gilpin, commander of the state police, made the announcement of the creation of the Unresolved Case Unit on Tuesday.

The unit will be staffed with experienced homicide investigators who will work with district attorneys statewide to identify open cases in which a renewed focus may help find the perpetrators.

The initiative has been a priority for Gilpin since she was appointed to lead the state police in November 2017.

Gilpin says the unit was created to give a dedicated focus to unsolved violent crimes.

The announcement follows a recent guilty plea by a suspect in the 1992 murder of a 24-year-old woman in Agawam.

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