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Cold Cases Task Force Takes to the Field for Tips


A special Sheriff’s unit is working on unsolved cold case murders in the Tulsa area. It’s been 19 years since teenager Dena Dean was found murdered. Every year since, her family has held a vigil hoping the case would be solved. One focus of the cold case task force is the Dean homicide. Retired Tulsa Police Officer Tim Bracken is a member of the cold case unit. He says the volunteer experts can devote time and effort regular force officers don’t have.

Dean’s father, Larry, says he’s more optimistic than ever. There are suspects, but so far likely not enough evidence to convict. Larry Dean is convinced charges will eventually be filed.