Cold case playing cards highlight unsolved murders
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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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