Sgt. A.L. Owen of the Elizabeth City Police Department sorts boxes in the station’s homicide evidence locker where cold case files are stored, Monday.

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Sgt. A.L. Owen of the Elizabeth City Police Department sorts boxes in the station’s homicide evidence locker where cold case files are stored, Monday.

Cops crack open cold case boxes: Unsolved homicides date back 30 years

By William F. West

The Daily Advance

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Boxes of evidence in cold cases sit locked in a small storage facility behind the grounds of the Elizabeth City Police Department, with the files detailing slightly more than half a dozen homicides dating as far back as nearly 30 years ago and as recently as last year.

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