UPDATE: Decks of playing cards feature Wis. cold cases

UPDATED Tuesday, July 23, 2013 --- 2:53 p.m.
Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2013 --- 9:32 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Justice Department has helped fund the printing of playing cards that depict more than 100 unsolved homicide and missing-persons cases across Wisconsin.

A Press-Gazette Media report (http://gbpg.net/13XDOov) says officials distributed the decks in jails and prisons, hoping the cards would spark some leads. But in two years not a single arrest has resulted.

DOJ officials say they're trying to come up with more ideas to help move cold cases forward.

At least 10 states have tried the playing-card idea.

Relatives of Wisconsin homicide victims are hoping the state DOJ continues with the plan, which was funded with $10,500 in private donations and public money. They say it's worked elsewhere, and it can work in Wisconsin too.

The cards were produced by the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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