Cold Case Files: Forty Years Cold/Blood Trail


60m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Examines "cold cases" -- homicides and other crimes that go unsolved for many years. "Forty Years Cold" examines the shooting death of police officer Charles Bernoskie in 1958. Investigators found one fingerprint at the scene, but it wasn't until 1999 that police found a match. Robert Zarinsky, in

Film Details

Also Known As
Investigative Reports (10/30/01)
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Kurtis Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Examines "cold cases" -- homicides and other crimes that go unsolved for many years. "Forty Years Cold" examines the shooting death of police officer Charles Bernoskie in 1958. Investigators found one fingerprint at the scene, but it wasn't until 1999 that police found a match. Robert Zarinsky, in prison for a 1969 murder, complained that his family was stealing his inheritance. When his sister was questioned, she said her brother and a cousin had murdered a police officer in 1958. Police got a match with the cousin's fingerprints. "Blood Trail" In 1991, Scott Dunn's father, Jim, received a phone call from Scott's girlfriend, Leisha Hamilton, who said his son was missing. Jim called the police. Inside the bedroom Scott and Leisha shared, police found evidence of a large blood spill that someone had attempted to erase. Leisha fingered Tim Smith, who lived nearby. DNA tests linked the blood found as Scott's, but the DA refused to indict without a body or murder weapon. Jim Dunn contacted a group of law enforcement experts who volunteer to help solve cases. They found additional evidence and Leisha Hamilton and Tim Smith were indicted.

Film Details

Also Known As
Investigative Reports (10/30/01)
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Kurtis Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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