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New Year Means New Leads In Cold Cases

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by Nick Beres

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Detectives hope the new year brings some new leads in a number of cold cases, including two that made headlines.

Kyle Evans with Murfreesboro police wants the public to take another looks at a key piece of surveillance video that could help solve a brutal hit and run in June of last year.

"This was one of our bigger stories of the year," said Evans.

In that case, a motorist runs down a bicyclist on South. Rutherford Blvd. and then just keeps on driving.  Detectives believe they have located the SUV involved, but have yet to make an arrest.

"Just because we find the vehicle does not mean we have the driver," said Evans.

Evans is hopeful someone will come forward with new information on the case. 

The same is true for the mysterious case of Marcie Smith.  She disappeared five years ago and her husband Palmer Smith remains the prime suspect in the case. 

Palmer Smith was convicted of lying to police and tampering with evidence in the case but he has never been charged with murder.

"While we are confident we believe her husband had something to do with her disappearance we still need to find the final piece to the puzzle," said Evans.

Marcie Smith's body has never been found.

Evans said the hit and run and the Smith cases are among a number of cold cases officers are actively investigating.

As always they ask for tips from the public.  A call to Crimestoppers that leads to an arrests can mean a $1,000 reward.

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