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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:38 PM

Exhumed bodies of 'In Cold Blood' killers may solve slayings

Source: AP

December 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Exhumed bodies of 'In Cold Blood' killers may solve slayings
By Associated Press


LANSING, Kan. (AP) The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote's true-crime book "In Cold Blood" were exhumed Tuesday in an effort to solve slayings of a Florida family killed weeks later.

Kyle Smith, deputy director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said bone fragments were collected from the skeletal remains of Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who were hanged for the murders of Herb and Bonnie Clutter and their children in Holcomb, Kan., on Nov. 15, 1959.

The fragments were collected at the request of a Sarasota County Sheriff's detective, who has been trying to determine whether Hickock and Perry Smith were responsible for the deaths of Cliff and Christine Walker and their two young children on Dec. 19, 1959, in their home in Osprey, about four hours northwest of Miami near Sarasota. Smith and Hickock fled to Florida after the Clutter murders.

Hickock and Perry Smith have been considered suspects in the Walker slayings since 1960, and Kyle Smith said Florida officials have expressed an interest several times over the decades in renewing the investigation. DNA testing now has advanced enough that older material can be analyzed more effectively, he said.


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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. This story was reported on December 5th

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/04/3948951/in-cold-blood-story-gets-a-twist.html#storylink=cpy


Looks like they got the samples they needed for the testing today. I can not wait to hear of the results.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:21 PM

2. Capote's book said they both passed polygraph tests.

I would be surprised if the Clutter killers did this. This story points to other suspects.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20051219/NEWS/512190338?p=1&tc=pg

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