Forty years later, Oregon cold case solved with DNA technology.


“These cold cases are not lost or forgotten for our department,” Gresham Police Chief Claudio Grandjean said in a statement. “Each one represents a person to our officers, and their tragic stories are passed down through the generations in hopes of one day bringing honor to their names and a sense of justice and closure to their cases.”

“I’m hopeful this development will help Barbara’s family and our community heal,” the chief added.

I doubt we will ever hear words like this from law enforcement or the prosecutor’s office in the OCCK case. The reasons for that are becoming even more clear.