Two decades-old cars containing six skeletons were recovered Tuesday from a lake in a remote, sparsely populated area of southwestern Oklahoma, officials said — potentially solving a pair of cold cases that have bedeviled local authorities for years.
Unsolved homicides are often the plot of popular TV shows, movies, and books as they provide gripping story lines, but for the real-life families who lost their loved ones, the road to solving a cold case is long and painful.
On January 20, 1985, a 55-year-old man was found shot to death on his property in Archer City. No one was ever charged, but today, on the 27th anniversary of Bill Gillispie's murder, detectives have reopened the case. Detectives say because of modern technology and DNA evidence, they're confident they'll be able to solve this case, which is the county's only cold case on record.