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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Criminals are getting smarter

Sherrif Bret Myers explains the evolution of solving crimes


April 13, 2023

Olivia Harnack | The Gazette

Sheriff Brett Myers analyzes the original slide taken from the camera at Kristen David's body recovery.

COLFAX - The Whitman County Sheriff's Office has evolved rapidly in the past decade in its technological advancements in solving cases.

Sheriff Brett Myers credits a lot of the success in solving modern cases to using digital cameras, cell phones, credit cards, DNA testing, and digital databases.

"A lot of this comes down to outstanding police work. It's blending old-school techniques and new-school technology," he said.

Three major unsolved cold cases remain open to this day, and Myers believes that had the technology been as it is today, back then, the probability of them being solved w...

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