Remember that every small link can help solve cold cases. Sometimes that one tiny bit of information becomes the link in a chain that joins the handcuffs on a murderer!
Just to show that you really can make a difference:
This 30 year old homicide was solved in September 2015.
Kristina Wesselman, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, left her home on July 21, 1985, to go to a store for candy. She did not return home and her mother reported her missing. Her body was found hours later in a field near the path that she had last been seen walking on. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times.
Michael R. Jones, 62, of Champaign, Illinois, was arrested in September and charged with two counts of murder and one of aggravated criminal sexual assault in Wesselman’s death. This arrest came about after the Sheriff’s Department received new information on September 10 about the cold case that had gone on for 30 years. Her mother had always believed that someone do the right thing and would come forth with information about Kristina’s death.