Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - There are nearly 70 cases of people who have been murdered in the City of Syracuse whose killers have never been caught.
Now, the Cold Case Squad is putting you “On the Lookout” for their killers in a new way -- with a brand new web page
One case is that of Terry Cornell. The 17-year-old's body was found in a culvert along McDonald Road in Syracuse on Sept. 7, 1975. Cornell was last seen walking along the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue after leaving a bar in the Elmwood section of the city. Her killer was never caught.
Cornell’s case is one of several added to the Syracuse Police Department cold case website
“Every family...every loved one is entitled for closure, whether it’s a missing person or bringing closure to a homicide,” said Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler.
In the Cold Case Office, detectives work leads and go back in time to cases dating back into the city’s history. There’s one overstuffed file cabinet in the office dedicated entirely to the the homicide case of Jill Lynn Euto, an 18-year-old who was murdered in 2001. Euto’s case is one of 67 homicide cases constantly reviewed by the Cold Case Homicide Squad.
The Cold Case Homicide Squad studies evidence, reads through case files, tracks down witnesses, and hopes for new leads. Investigators say there are instances when the passage of time can work to their advantage.
“There’s been technology advances in DNA...there’s also been people’s memories...sometimes their conscience...sometimes people find themselves in an unrelated matter...we’ll take anything,” said Senior Detective John Nolan.
Detectives say all tips remain confidential. They’re profiling 10 unsolved homicides on their website now. More will be added at a later date.