1. Writing this book must have been cathartic for her. I can’t imagine going through that at such a young age. What surprises me is that the records are destroyed after 20 years. TV has painted a picture of these types of records being kept in storage forever. I never gave it any thought I guess but I realize that keeping everything would be a storage nightmare.

    1. I think that unsolved homicides can stay open indefinitely. But records on a closed case are kept until all appeals are exhausted, or the defendant dies. Each state probably has a variation of this.

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