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Cold case playing cards highlight unsolved murders
01.20.2015
12:33 pm
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Cold case playing cards highlight unsolved murders


James Foote, Florida (SOLVED)
 
In 2007 the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Corrections, and the Attorney General’s Office worked with the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers to forge a new way to solve some of the state’s unsolved cases. It’s a regular deck of cards in which the face of each card features a photograph and some factual information about an unsolved homicide or missing persons case. In July 2007, 100,000 decks of cold case playing cards (two decks highlighting 104 unsolved cases) were distributed to inmates in the Florida’s prisons. Two cases, the murder of James Foote and the murder of Ingrid Lugo, were solved as a result.

Connecticut and Indiana have also taken up this idea, and produced decks of cards with homicide victims (sometimes missing persons) on them. We found a few images of the cards to show you. A friend of mine gave me a deck of the Connecticut set at a party recently, where they made quite the impression. They’re a little bit reminiscent of the “Iraqi Most-Wanted” playing cards that coalition forces distributed after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
 

Maurice White, Indiana
 

Linda Weldy, Indiana
 

 

Ingrid Lugo, Florida (SOLVED)
 

Yvonne Davenport, Florida
 

Floyd W. Ellis Jr., Connecticut
 

John Doe, unidentified victim, Connecticut
 

Anita and Champa Patel, Connecticut
 

Diedra Dancy, Connecticut
 

White or Hispanic Female, unidentified remains, Connecticut
 

Erika Cirioni, Connecticut
 

 
Thank you Chris Young!
 

Posted by Martin Schneider
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01.20.2015
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