In small towns across America, cases involving violent crimes can often go cold because of a lack of funding, resources and state-of-the-art forensic technology. With the right resources, though, it is possible that many of these cold cases can be re-opened and solved, bringing dangerous criminals to justice and providing closure for the families of their victims.
In TNT's Cold Justice, Kelly Siegler, a former Texas prosecutor for 21 years who has successfully tried 68 murder cases, and Yolanda McClary, a former crime scene investigator who worked more than 7,000 cases in her 26 years on the Las Vegas Police Department, are putting their vast knowledge and experience to work helping local law-enforcement officers and families of violent-crime victims get to the truth. With a fresh set of eyes on old evidence, superior interrogation skills and access to advanced DNA technology and lab testing, Siegler and McClary are determined to bring about a legal and emotional resolution. Taking on a different unsolved crime each week, they will carefully re-examine evidence, question suspects and witnesses, and chase down leads in an attempt to solve cases that would have otherwise remained cold indefinitely. (Source:
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Robin Stone, 17, was a good student with a close-knit family, but then she found out she was pregnant. Robin told her parents that the father was a boy from school she had been dating. On August 27, 1991, Robin was 7-months pregnant when she received a call. She told her mom she was going to help a classmate with homework. It was the last time her mom saw her alive. Robin's car was found later that evening near Luburgh Lake in Guernsey County, but there was no sign of her. A missing persons investigation quickly got under way, but it wasn't until December 28, 1991, that hunters stumbled upon Robin's remains near the lake. Her body was so badly decomposed that they were unable to determine the cause of death. When Sheriff Michael McCauley was elected in 2000, he put a renewed focus on cold case investigations and assigned Detective Sam Williams to re-open Robin's case. Detective Williams was around the same age as Robin and was attending high school in the next town when she was killed. He remembers the impact it had on the community and is determined to get justice for Robin and her family.
On November 20, 1987, Margie Pointer dropped off her 5-year-old son at her babysitter's house but never returned to pick him up. Her car was found in a Holiday Inn parking lot, a place she would often park to carpool to work. Witnesses saw Margie having breakfast with an unknown male at the hotel restaurant. She and the man supposedly were holding hands, but at one point, she pulled her hand away as if he upset her. Margie and the man left the restaurant together, and that was the last time she was seen alive. Margie's husband was working overseas in Japan, and it was rumored that she was having an affair. Police officials were left with no evidence and no body, and the investigation went cold. On March 18, 2004, a forest-thinning crew stumbled upon her remains in the Cloudcroft woods about 20 miles from her home. Her body was identified through dental records, but no official cause of death was determined. Lieutenant Roger Schoolcraft from the Alamogordo, N.M., Police Department reopened Margie's case after the remains were found and has been obsessed with it since. He hopes that with the Cold Justice team's help, he'll be able to solve it.