Homicide detectives can't undo the crimes they investigate.
A burglary detective can return property to its rightful owner, a narcotics agent can seize illegal drugs, but even when homicide detectives do their best work, the murdered are still dead, the victim's family still mourns and the tragedy remains.
The Clayton County Police Department's homicide detectives cite the mantra, "Closure -- Every victim's family deserves closure."
Sometimes, though, despite best efforts, cases aren't closed. They go cold. Of the 43 homicides in 2007, 13 are still unsolved. Here are a few of those cases: Still seeking closure, 13 homicides unsolved
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