Nearly a quarter of the homicides in Sangamon County have gone unsolved in the past decade, mainly because witnesses refuse to provide information about the killings, investigators say. A review of law enforcement data dating back to 2000 shows Springfield police still are looking for leads on 20 open cases. The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to close one unsolved killing.
The cases range from drug- and gang-related violence to vehicle hijackings to robberies gone wrong. The dead range in age from 18 to 69. Really, the only prevailing theme among the murders is that 70 percent involved guns. “You never know what you’re going to come across with these,” said Springfield Police Department Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher. “It runs the gamut.”
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