Cold case unit proposed for AG's office

8:32 PM, Feb 12, 2014   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Thursday lawmakers are expected to hear testimony on a bill that would create a cold case unit within the Attorney General's office.

It's been more than 2-years since Samantha Turner Folsom was found murdered in her Lewiston apartment. Her case is one of more than 100 unsolved homicides in Maine.

Relatives of victims and prosecutors will try to convince lawmakers to spend more than 400-thousand dollars a year top set up a unit that would focus solely on those cold cases.

Samantha Turner Folsom's mother says the lack of someone being held responsible only compounds the pain. She found her daughter's body back in November of 2011.

"A nightmare that you'd never imagine. You can't even, you can't even put it in words to see your daughter or any of your children like that", she said recalling that horrible day.

Lawmakers approved setting up a cold case unit within the State Police a few years ago, but it was never funded.










































































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