Polk County Makes Arrests
Sheriffs in Polk County, Florida have arrested two murder suspects and four fugitives following tips generated from cold case playing cards.
Father Honors His Son
Richard Lynch appeared at a recent news conference to announce the distribution of 10,000 decks of cold-case playing cards to inmates of prisons in the West Central Florida area. Mr Lynch, whose 17 year old son Chad was killed in 2005 and whose details appear on one of the playing cards, said "it's not a dead end until it's solved."
Palm Beach Spends Inmates' Cash
Palm Beach plan to distribute about 3,000 decks of cold case cards to 2,500 inmates - who will indirectly be footing the bill. The printing costs will be paid from funds seized in arrests. Crime Stoppers will offer up to $1,000 for inmate tips leading to arrests.
Thomas Grammer's Stepmother Gives Thanks For Cards
The stepmother of murder victim Thomas Grammer said that the family are thankful for the efforts taken to resolve the case and the lead provided by a prison inmate what has lead to arrests.
"The best thing they ever done is come out with these cards," she said.