One third of homicides go unsolved each year and the number of cold cases continues to rise, taking a significant toll on survivors and those who work in law enforcement, experts say.
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Anyone with information about the Oct. 30, 1987 slayings of David Smelser, Donald Marker and Melinda Newcomb should call the Preble County Sheriff’s Office at 937-456-6262. Anyone with information about the July 14, 1999 slaying of Steven Ivory should call Det. Patricia Tackett at 333-1149.
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