Cold Case Homicide Task Force

The Cold Case Homicide Task Force is committed to bringing justice to victims, no matter how long ago the crime occurred. The Task Force will continue to follow up on new leads, investigate evidence utilizing all available resources, and never forget the victims and their families regardless how long it takes.

Cold case homicides are unique in nature and require patient veteran investigators, tedious forensic evidence evaluation, experienced prosecutors, and help from the public.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (530) 621-4590

Press Releases

Known only as Jane Doe for four decades, Rebecca Dinkel is finally returned to her family

PRESS RELEASE Known only as Jane Doe for four decades, Rebecca Dinkel is finally returned to her familyIn 1974, thirty-seven-year-old Nancy Webster was at a cafe with her nineteen-year-old daughter, Rebecca Dinkel, in the Garden Valley area of El Dorado County. The...

Two Separate Decades-Old Murder Cases Solved Using Genetic Genealogy

PRESS RELEASE Solved Using Genetic GenealogyTwo Separate Decades-Old Murder Cases Solved Using Genetic Genealogy Twenty-seven year old Brynn Rainey was killed in 1977.  Her body was found in a shallow grave by passing horseback riders near Stateline Stables in South...

Victims

Halley Wing

Halley Wing

On June 2, 1986, 76 year old Halley Wing, a grandfather and former law enforcement officer, was...

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Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and Homicide Investigators with the El Dorado...

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Linda Murray

Linda Murray

In February, 2008, 49 year old Linda Hussumi Murray was living in Sacramento, California. She was...

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Jennie Sperinde

Jennie Sperinde

Jennie Sperinde was a long time resident of Cool, California. She lived in Cool for 68 years where...

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Lee Hassler

Lee Hassler

Berkeley native Lee Hassler was 36 when he was gunned down on Oct. 6, 1976. Hassler received a...

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Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson

Charles Thompson lived in Fairplay, California for over 40 years. His family owned a large ranch...

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Brynn Rainey

Brynn Rainey

On July 24, 1977, 27 year old Brynn Rainey stopped by a bar near the Nevada casino where she...

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