AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The families of unsolved murder victims and missing persons are asking lawmakers to make some changes to Maine's Cold Case Unit. They are supporting a bill that would alter the way the unit investigates cases, and how it deals with the media and the public.
Among other things, the bill would:
Require state police to hold a news conference or issue a press release on the anniversary of every cold case. There are currently 79 unsolved homicides and 28 missing persons cases on the state website. Allow families to talk with investigative journalists and require investigators to cooperate with those journalists. Allow families to ask outside agencies to help in cases 10 years or older.
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